Homepage for the 2002 orientation adventure, the New Army Pass backpack, which took place August 25-28, 2002. Includes details on the participants and route taken, as well as a photographic diary of the trek.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Wilderness areas; Landscapes
Handout on art and the wilderness, with examples of pieces of artwork, an essay by Rebecca Solnit, and material on the Hudson River School. The handout is from the 2006 version of the ID, Critical Inquiry course.
Experiment in which the objectives are to determine the percentage copper in a brass sample from the amount of radioactivity that has been produced by bombardment with a beam of neutrons and to determine the half-life of an isotope from the rate at...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Thermodynamics; First law of thermodynamics; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction. The purpose of this short discussion is to provide a correct yet understandable introduction to thermodynamics. It is intended to replace and not complement the material in your text. The author is schooled in the Oberlin school of...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Thermodynamics; Second law of thermodynamics; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction: The First Law of Thermodynamics places important restraints on the path that can be taken by a system but it does not define the path. For example, the First Law does not rule out the possibility of warming oneself by sitting on a...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Homework; Crystals; Solvents; Solution (Chemistry); Electrons
Experiment with the objective of synthesizing an inorganic complex compound in pure form and high yield and of discovering the chemistry involved in the syntheses. Determining the compound's paramagnetic susceptibility is involved.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Absorption spectra; Solution (Chemistry); Spectroscopy, Atomic absorption
Experiment consisting of preparing a series of standard solutions containing iron and solutions of metallic alloy samples, then measuring the absorption of light by the atoms of the element when the solutions are aspirated into a flame.