The Structure of Matter

Edward Goo

712 VHE

0-4426 phone, 0-7797 fax

ekgoo@mizar.usc.edu email

Office hours Monday 9-10 am and Tuesday 1-2 pm or by appointment

Course Syllabus

1. Introduction

2. Atoms

3. Atomic bonds

4. Gas, liquids and solids

5. Chemical reactions

6. Crystals and symmetry

7. Crystal defects

8. Glasses

9. Minerals

10. Metals

11. Ceramics

12. Electrical and Magnetic Materials

13. Water

14. Organic Compounds

15. Polymers

16. Biopolymers

17. Cell Structure

18. Living Organisms

19. Plants

20. Animals

21. Man

Course Mechanics

Lectures: TTh 9:30-10:45 SLH 102

Laboratories: Six biweekly two-hour laboratories starting week of 1/27/97 in OHE 118

Term paper: Due last day of classes April 24, 1997

Midterm: February 27, 1997 Thursday in class

Final: May 6, 1997 Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm SLH 102

Grading:

Course Texts

"The Cambridge Guide to the Material World," R. Cotterill available in the bookstore in the course reader section.

"Science Matters," R. M. Hazen and J. Trefil available in the bookstore in the text section

Laboratory Manual - Distributed third week of classes.

Additional Books on Reserve in Leavey Library

"The Cambridge Guide to the Material World," R. Cotterill

"Science Matters," R.M. Hazen and J. Trefil Q 162 H36 1991