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Course News: Fall 2003

Final Exam Marked: Avg: 31.3/50.0, Course Avg: 64.7/100.0
Have a happy holiday season and prosperous new year!

Email service has been restored as of Thurs. Dec. 11, 2003.

rarrownew.gif (1806 bytes)The final exam takes place on Thurs. Dec. 11, 2003 at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Denis Centre, Exam areas 15 and 16.

Assignment #3 solutions and solution for Atkins 8.4b (6th) and Atkins 8.7b (7th) available on the Downloads page!

E-mail still offline: Day 3, Dec. 10, 2003. Email is still not available today, neither on campus or off campus sending and receiving.  Please email me at rschurko@yahoo.com or phone the office (x3548) if you need assistance.  In the meantime, please direct complaints about email to helpdesk@uwindsor.ca and rlauzon@uwindsor.ca - the lack of email service at the University of Windsor is an absolute travesty and should not go unchecked.

University E-mail still not functioning, Day 2, December 9, 2003.  There are still a few slots left for consultation!  If you tried to email me after 12:45 p.m. on Monday Dec. 8, 2003, I did not get your email due to our terrible email servers.  Please call the office for appointments.

University E-mail not functional, December 8, 2003: Once again, email is not functioning properly on campus ( please direct all complaints to x4440 or email complaints to helpdesk@uwindsor.ca, ***if they ever get the email working properly***, or call x4440 for more information ).  If you wish to make an appointment or ask questions regarding the 59-240 course, please leave a phone message at x3548.  Email servers should apparently be functional again on the morning of Dec. 9, 2003.

Clarification of Incongruent Melting Points: At a specified pressure, the temperature at which one solid phase transforms into another solid phase plus a liquid phase both of different chemical compositions than the original substance.  The definition in Atkins is not accurate (i.e., the compound melts into its components and does not itself form a liquid phase) - this would imply that the eutectic point is also an incongruent melting point!  Updated: Dec. 4, 2003 - notes also updated

Clarification of a Peritectic Point: An invariant point at which the composition of the liquid phase in equilibrium with the solid phases cannot be expressed in terms of positive quantities of the solid phases. Whereas the composition of a eutectic point always lies between or within the composition limits of the solid phases in equilibrium with liquid, the composition of a peritectic point always lies outside the composition limits. Updated: Dec. 4, 2003

Assignment #3: Marked Dec. 4, Class average: 7.2; Pick up at office!

Clarification of Incongruent Melting Points: At a specified pressure, the temperature at which one solid phase transforms into another solid phase plus a liquid phase both of different chemical compositions than the original substance.  The definition in Atkins is not accurate (i.e., the compound melts into its components and does not itself form a liquid phase) - this would imply that the eutectic point is also an incongruent melting point!  Updated: Dec. 4, 2003

Clarification of a Peritectic Point: An invariant point at which the composition of the liquid phase in equilibrium with the solid phases cannot be expressed in terms of positive quantities of the solid phases. Whereas the composition of a eutectic point always lies between or within the composition limits of the solid phases in equilibrium with liquid, the composition of a peritectic point always lies outside the composition limits. Updated Dec. 4, 2003

Tutorials, Ch. 6-8: Mon. Dec. 1, 2003 & Thurs. Dec. 4, 2003

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Jichang Wang, Nov. 26, Lecture 17

Assignment #3: Handed out: Nov. 24, Due date: Dec. 3

Nov. 14, 2003, In the news: Austrian researchers win race to make a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate

Mid-term #2: Handed back Nov. 17., Avg: 13.9/20 (69%)

Mid-term #2 update: Just in case you are confused about all of the mid-term locations, you are not alone!! We initially had the 59-240 mid-term scheduled in class (Education bldg).  The registrar moved this to the Education Gym due to another class which is supposed to be next door to us (which is not).  Then, we were rescheduled into the HELC building, but the registrar sent me the wrong room number (100 instead of 104).  When we were in HELC 104, the projector burnt out in HELC 102, and we had to switch rooms with some history class. Whew.

Mid-term #2: Wed. Nov. 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 100 HELC Bldg.

Chapt. 5 Tutorials: Thurs. Nov. 6 at 2:30, Mon. Nov. 10 at 2:30, 2137 Erie Hall

Chapt. 4 Tutorials: Thurs. Oct. 30 at 2:30, Mon. Nov. 3 at 2:30, 2137 Erie Hall

Assignment #2: Handed back Oct. 29. Class average: 7.53

Mid-term #1: Handed back Oct. 22, Avg: 13.3/20 (67%)

Mid-term #1: Wed. Oct. 15, 2003, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 1121 & 1123 Education Bldg.

Assignment #1: Handed back Oct. 8., Class average: 7.63

Assignment #2: Posted: Oct. 8, 2003, Due Date: Oct. 22, 2003, Click here to download

Chapt. 2-3 Tutorials: Thurs. Oct. 9 at 2:30, 2137 Erie Hall, Tues. Oct. 14 at 5:30, 2130 Erie Hall

Maxwell Distribution: Download this handout on Self-Test 1.6 & 24.3

Chapter 1 Tutorials: Thurs. Sept. 25 at 2:30, Mon. Sept. 29 at 2:30, 2137 Erie Hall

Assignment #1: Posted: Sept. 22, 2003, Due Date: Oct. 1, 2003, Click here to download

Sept. 13, 2003, In the news: Scientists cool atoms to sub nano-Kelvin temperatures (click here)

 

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