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Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Physical Chemistry | 1 comment

Physical chemistry course outline on intrinsic spin angular momentum.

The lectures will be recorded at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras which is part of the NPTEL program. A major goal of NPTEL is to raise awareness and improve scientific and technological education throughout India by use of multimedia. I will be giving a series of lectures on basic spin theory for chemistry and physics undergraduate students who have a basis in quantum mechanics; know of spin and its importance; and want to go deeper.

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in General Science | 0 comments

E-Books for post-secondary education

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.

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in General Science | 0 comments

Exams: Teach yourself to learn.

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.

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