Molecules and the Mind

Course Code: NATS 1820 A 6.0

Instructor's Name: Raji Iyer

Course Description:

This is not your usual chemistry class. Throughout the year we will explore topics from atomic structure to atomic bombs, from chocolate to miracle cures. Nutrition, love, lust, diamonds, – even Samurai swords – there is a connection and it is called chemistry. This course will look at the world in which you live from a chemical perspective and, in doing so, will uncover the inherent beauty of the molecular world.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1830 6.00, SC/CHEM 1000 3.00, SC/CHEM 1001 6.00, SC/CHEM 1000 6.00, SC/CHEM 1010 6.00. Not open to students enrolled in the Chemistry Program in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Mathematical Content:

Basic arithmetic not exceeding grade 10 is expected. We will discuss: scientific notation, interpretation of charts and graphs, descriptive understanding of basic statistical concepts (mean and variation).

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