








Quantum Chemistry. This course is an introduction to quantum theory and how it explains the behavior of atoms and molecules. Quantum theory says some pretty strange things about how the world works, but it predicts the results of millions of experiments and is the basis for high technology, not to mention chemistry. Topics will include the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger's Cat, and what molecules really look like. Since the math is too hard to solve, we'll make use of computer software to create pictures of the quantum world. 

Quantum ChemistryWeek by Week Week 1. Doing the Wave Week 2. The Science of Little Things 
Week 3. The Ties that Bind Week 4. The Molecular Zoo 
Models of Nature. This course will consider how mathematics is used to describe nature. For many students, teaching math in the absence of applications makes it hard to appreciate what's going on. We will begin with a set of science problems from physics, chemistry, biology and medicine and see how math is used to understand everything from springs and pendulums to blood chemistry and insect populations. Emphasis will be placed on the use of computer software like Excel and Maple to solve math problems. This good course will have a friendly introduction to calculus that will prove helpful during that senior year math class. 

Models of NatureWeek by Week Week 1. Pictures Of Nature Week 2. The Mathematics Of Change 
Week 3. The Mathematics Of Luck Week 4. Too Many Dimensions 