Winter 2009 Syllabus
Lecturer : Prof. P.R.Watson, Gilbert 42, x 6740, Philip.Watson@oregonstate.edu
Times : MWF 10:00-10:50 am in GBAD 101 Office hours : W 11-12 noon
Why take this course?
Surface phenomena are at the heart of many technological and natural processes and an understanding of surface events is crucial to :
What will it cover?
What text will we use?
"Surface Chemistry" Elaine M. McCash (Oxford). This book has just gone out of print. Xerox copies of the book are available at the bookstore, but the royalty fee makes them rather expensive (~$45). Amazon has a few used copies for about the same price.
"CH448/548 Surface Chemistry Class Notes", P.R. Watson
What are the prerequisites?
Physical Chemistry, elementary calculus
What is the grading scheme?
A = ~80% B = ~70% C = ~60% D = ~50%
Problem sets (~ weekly) 45 % Midterm 20 % Final 35 %
Problem sets (~ weekly) 40 % Midterm 18 % Final 32 % Term paper 10%
Final exam will be on W 3/18 9:30 am
"Introduction to surface chemistry and catalysis ", Somorjai, Gabor A., QD506 .S589 1994
"Physical chemistry of surfaces", Adamson, Arthur W., QD506 .A3 1990
"Physics at surfaces", Zangwill, Andrew, QC173.4.S94 Z36 1988
"The chemical physics of surfaces", Morrison, S. Roy, QD506 .M67 1990
"An introduction to chemisorption and catalysis by metals", Gasser, R. P. H., QD547 .G37 1985
"Methods of surface analysis", Czanderna, Alvin Warren QD506 .M37
"Modern techniques of surface science", Woodruff, D. P., Delchar, T. A., QC173.4.S94 W66 1994
"The solid-liquid interface", Woodruff, D. P., QD506 .W66
Updated by P.R. Watson on January 06, 2009.
Created by P.R. Watson