I have been invited to India this July to give a series of 10 to 15 hours of lectures covering the basic properties of spin. The sponsor is NPTEL—the National Programme On Technology and Enhanced Learning. My course is to be at the upper undergraduate level and I will assume the recipients have had a basic course in quantum mechanics, know about the structure of matter and the importance of the Pauli Exclusion Principle.Read More
I believe it is long overdue to do away with hard copy text books at the freshman level altogether, along with their high cost and adopt ebooks.
Think of the advantages: no paper, nothing to ship, can be updated so users always have the latest edition, integrated into the internet, easy to copy protect, and can be sold for a fraction of the price of hard copy. No resale market.Read More
A “course” is a “path” through the material which your prof. decides is important and attempts to teach you. Exams come from that material, so listen to him/her. You need to organize that material, see how it fits in the big picture and manage your time properly: that is you must be efficient.Read More
Let us suppose that you read somewhere that perfect pancakes should have a density of 0.7 g ml-1. How could you ensure that you cook the pancakes so that they come out with that density?Read More
The skin of the Earth rearranges in a cataclysmic event. As the Earth’s crust trusts and turns, tsunamis slosh around the globe and volcanic activity obliterates the sun causing rapid cooling. Such an event can happen over the period of a few days, as evidenced by the fast freezing of animals found with their tropical diet still intact in their bellies. Many species become extinct, and those pockets of human’s that do survive are thrown back to the Stone Age.Read More
In this clip the Aufbau Principle of the electronic structure of the elements is shown as an example of the content of MCH multimedia’s General Chemistry tutorials. The Aufbau or building up principle makes use of the Hydrogen Orbitals and the Pauli Principle. Buy the General Chemistry Tutorial from MCH Multimedia: General Chemistry can be used alone or in conjunction with any introductory chemistry text book. In this module, all the topics found in AP (Advanced Programs in High School), and college level General Chemistry courses are covered. Learn in depth by working through the modules which are presented with clear verbal instructions and descriptions about chemical processes. There are many places where you can plot results and do...Read More