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We, the TA's, would like to get an idea of how we can help with the math involved in this course. To do so, we need feedback from students concerning topics you feel you need attention. If there is a great enough demand, we'll hold extra math sessions outside of recitation. So, please respond with topics that you would like extra help on. Thanks!
-- Anonymous, February 21, 2000
In response to the online poll that is being taken, I am interested in a Calculus review session if this option is possible. Thanks!
-- Anonymous, February 22, 2000
There are at least two formats that these sessions could take: We could have an initial two or three sessions dealing explicitly with the basics of derivation and integration, followed in later weeks by explanations of how math is used in the examples from class. Alternately, we could take each week on a case by case basis, where the calc applications to chemistry could be explained from the class examples themselves. For example, yesterday Dr. Schroeder's lecture dealt with, in part, how we can calculate entropy and energy transfer from a more energetic system to an adjacent lower energy system. To do this, he used differential calc equations. If someone could explain what is going on with the math in examples like these, that would be * extremely* helpful.
-- Anonymous, February 23, 2000