Covers basic concepts of chemistry along with the mathematics required for quantitative problem solving. For students without high school chemistry or with semeval mathematics background. Prerequisite: assessment of skills by taking the General Chemistry Placement Exam.
Offered: AWS. Not for students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, or engineering. Includes matter and energy, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding.
Atomic nature of matter, quantum mechanics, ionic and covalent bonding, molecular geometry, stoichiometry, solution stoichiometry, kinetics, and gas laws. Includes laboratory. Cannot be taken for credit if CHEM already taken. Offered: AWSpS. For science and engineering majors. Stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, general bonding, kinetics, gas-phase equilibria, acid-base equilibria, applications of aqueous equilibria.
Offered: A. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1. Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, bonding, liquids, solid and solutions, transition metals. Prerequisite: 2.
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Offered: W. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2. Includes coordination complexes, geochemistry, and metallurgy. Additional material on environmental applications of basic chemistry presented. Offered: Sp.
Explores effective study skills, learn to practice metacognition, and enhancing higher order problem solving in order to achieve a high level of success in CHEM Co-requisite: CHEM Offered: AWSp. Students interface with research groups. Includes a "big picture" description of the scientific goals and main questions of the highlighted group along with a discussion of experimental methods. Not applicable toward chemistry degree requirements. Introduction to organic chemistry including organic compounds, functional groups, aromaticity, and stereochemistry.
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 1. Introduction to biochemistry including biomolecular structure, proteins, nucleic acids, biochemical cycles, and cellular energetics. Introduction to structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of the main functional families of organic compounds.
Stereochemistry and spectroscopy. Offered: AS. Structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids.
No laboratory accompanies this course, but CHEM laboratory may be taken concurrently. Offered: WS.Placement tests are designed to assess your level of mastery in certain subjects so that you do not have to take courses you don't need. Do I need to take a placement test? Need to take a chemistry placement test?
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Did you want to take one of these language courses? Contact the appropriate department for placement and proficiency information. As educators, we guide and support students in exploring, questioning, and navigating the events and significance of their undergraduate education. As a team of experienced practitioners and engaged scholars we serve the UW and the greater higher education community.Mathematics is both a science and an art. Like any great art, mathematics has an intrinsic beauty and coherence that has attracted practitioners for centuries.
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May edited May in University of Southern California. How difficult is Math ? How hard is it to get an A or B in the course? I'm thinking about being a math major, but I don't want my first college math course to destroy my GPA. May edited May Post edited by nhsharvard on May Replies to: Difficulty of Math May Does anyone know?
USC students are in final week. You may get more replies to your question when finals are over. Then, I'll bump the thread once finals are over. Math is fine, but definitely requires work. If you want to be a math major then it should be a cake walk. The class is mostly engineers.
I considered math to be a cake walk until Calculus. Once I got to Calculus, I actually studied much more compared to my previous math courses, but I pulled it off. Futureholds replies threads Member. I agree. Son got 5 on AP Calculus exam. Went intothey wanted certain type proofs that he had never had.
This took an adjustment. His experience has been much of the math dept is no help in outside explaining and the graduate studnets were worse. In retrospect should have taken and gotten a better grade. Also, one section of covered completely different chapters x3 than the other section. Math Calculus 2 is the weed out course for people that would be more successful in non-engineering majors.
This is true all around the country.Join him tomorrow at 3pm ET as he talk about school visits. You can also ask the questions you want answered. Check out our directory of virtual campus tours we know about right now. Check out our exclusive directory of extended deadlines we know about right now. March edited March in University of Washington. I know there is a grading curve at UW. My question is, how does that work? What is the best way to be above that curve in addition to studying?
And what classes, if any, don't have that curve? March edited March Replies to: Grading Curve. March The way the bell curve works is pretty straight-forward. Each exam you take and assignment you complete will have a mean score; score above that and you'll be fine.
Most likely, your professor will score your classes out of a standard amount of points, and then weight your grade or "curve" it depending on how well the entire class scored for the mean. If you're one standard deviation below the curve, then you're looking at a 1. Obviously, the latter is enough evidence as to why the curve can be a major problem for some students. This is all because UW's grading policy is based on a numerical system that, in my opinion, is far too specific for describing a student's performance on paper.
The best way to stay above the curve is to be aware of your class, and to make sure you're doing far better than everyone else.Physicist Calculates The Weirdest & Most Random Questions On Reddit (r/IAmA)
That said, it can be difficult to do better. With that said, courses that have curves are basically all your major intro classes that we call "weed out" courses, such as Math, intro calc series ; Chem, intro gen chem series ; Bio, intro bio series ; and the like.
Economics is the one exception, as my intro prof gave grades based on personal performance, which also has its pros and cons, but I was fine with it. The intro math courses are curved around a 2. After that, courses in other areas of study may be curved depending on the professor's choice, but that policy is more enforced for the science classes. Your English, History, Sociology, Economics, and the like will probably not have a curve; check with your professors first though, so don't quote me on that.
Eskimokels 99 replies 12 threads Junior Member. Think mathphysicschem You'll be surprised how many people stop going to lecture after week two or blow off homework until a few hours before it's due. Ah that's a relief. I suppose I should be fine then. I absolutely can't procrastinate, and am really proactive about my school work then again, that's probably why I'm accepted to the uw. One thing is - don't beat yourself up if you can't understand something.
Everyone learns things in different ways, and sometimes you just have to find that right person to teach you.
For one of my courses huge lecture, lots of TAsI think I went through 4 TAs before one was able to explain a concept to me that I just couldn't grasp from the other explanations.
Aim for the 3. For some reason, people say that a "solid 3. Anyway, aim for 3. The intro physics class has A LOT of preparatory work and what not, so take either chem or physics, and then math.Includes linear equations and models, linear systems in two variables, quadratic equations, completing the square, graphing parabolas, inequalities, working with roots and radicals, distance formula, functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course awarded as transfer equivalency only. Consult the Admissions Equivalency Guide website for more information. Assumes no previous experience in algebra.
Open only to students  in the Educational Opportunity Program or  admitted with an entrance deficiency in mathematics. Offered: A. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2. Offered: AW. Open only to students who have completed MATH Offered: WSp. Consult the Admissions Exams for Credit website for more information. Algebraic and graphical manipulations to solve problems. Exponential and logarithm functions; various applications to growth of money.
Offered: AWS. Techniques of differentiation and integration. Application to problem solving. Credit does not apply toward a mathematics major.
MATH Precalculus 5 NW Basic properties of functions, graphs; with emphasis on linear, quadratic, trigonometric, exponential functions and their inverses. Emphasis on multi-step problem solving. Offered: AWSpS. Emphasizes differential calculus. Emphasizes applications and problem solving using the tools of calculus.
Emphasizes integral calculus. Prerequisite: either minimum grade of 2. Introduction to Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, vector geometry in three dimensions, introduction to multivariable differential calculus, double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates. First year of a two-year accelerated sequence.
For students with above average preparation, interest, and ability in mathematics. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 2. Offered: W. Offered: Sp. Enrollment restricted to EOP students only.
Offered: AWSp. Does not count as credit toward a math major. Elementary set theory, elementary examples of functions and operations on functions, the principle of induction, counting, elementary number theory, elementary combinatorics, recurrence relations.
Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform.
Math 126 B and C: Spring 2019
MATH Matrix Algebra with Applications 3 NW Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, matrices, subspaces, orthogonality, least squares, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, applications. For students in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. Prerequisite: either a minimum grade of 2. Culminates in the theorems of Green and Stokes, along with the Divergence Theorem. Power series, improper integrals, uniform continuity, fundamental theorems on continuous functions, theory of the Riemann integral.Andrew D.
Loveless aloveles math. Read syllabus for exam rules. Math Dept website Overview of Loveless Archive Dr. Loveless Archive. Lecturer: Dr. Taylor Series Quick Summary Sheet.
Final Review Worksheet and Solutions. And remember that any and all of the exams in the math department old final archive are good to study. Just for your interest won't be on your test : Old honors worksheet on some Taylor series application. If you have any grading or grade questions, please ask in person before or after class. Here is a detailed Overview of Taylor Notes 4 and 5.
Here is a Taylor Series Fact Sheet. Taylor Notes : This is the text for what we are covering now. Even More Practice with - Solutions - Use this for even more practice. Trig Fact Sheet : You'll need this for Here is a list of integrals we know in one step. These integrals are the main ones from Math that we quote in one step. For all others, we use some technique to simplify to one of these.
If you are worried about your integration skills, start with this warm up: Here are 24 very basic integrals they only require simplification or substitution and should be very easy and here are the solutions. In section Here are a few examples integrals involving powers of sine and cosine.
There may be a few problems that require other techniques. You are expected to know all integration techniques from Math If you don't remember a technique here is more review: Trig Sub and identities and Summary of all methods See sections 7.
Conic Sections : This is an optional supplement that lets you know what conic sections are and it gives a visual of the shape of a hyperbola. Overview of Review of A supplemental discussion on vectors and physics : This is just for your own interest most of this is not covered on the exambut it may better help you see the applications in the vectors and vector operations we have been discussing in class.
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So everyone has access to the homework on the first day of class. All students must have access to Webassign in order to do the homework. If you purchased lifetime-of-edition access for Math or Maththen it will also work forand only one code needed for these four courses since they all use the same book. In which case you won't be asked to enter a code again and you can just log-in.