Chem 440 Textbook

The Course Notes

This course does not have a huge and expensive textbook. Instead we have 4 sections of course notes that contain all the reading and homework problems. These notes are brief and contain all the material you need to excel on exams.

The good news: the reading is only 2 to 3 pages per lecture at most, about 6 pages per week. So you should not be overwhelmed by reading material. It is important that you READ THE SHORT READING ASSIGNMENT BEFORE EVERY LECTURE in order to be able to keep up. Gruebele will not just repeat the notes, but highlight the difficult parts and do in-class exercises and work with you through thought experiments.

Note on the notes: These are ‘first gen,’ so if something looks odd to you, you may be right and there is a typo! If so, email Gruebele to correct it. Gruebele owes anyone who finds and emails him 3 or more typos an ice cream at Caf√© Bene!

Links to the notes are given here:

Overview: Notes “O”
Quantum Mechanics: Notes “Q”
Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics: Notes “S”
Transport & Kinetics: “Notes T”