Unit 1

Data Treatment

Review  (as necessary)

Date, Topic
Friday Sept.  5, Introduction
Before coming to class
: watch the Introduction Video
In Class: Review syllabus, introductions,    PCBs case study  (parts 1-3)

Monday Sept  8, Scientific Method
Before coming to class:
1. Read book sections 0-1 to 0-4
2. Watch video on Scientific Method
3. Finish the PCB case study including, reading Krummel, 2003 an filling out the reading guide.  This will be turned in during class.
4. Take a crack at the Challenge Problem.
Resources:  book section 1-4 and  video
Due at the beginning of class: case study and problem solution.
In class: lecture,  discussion
Due at the end of class:  none

Wednesday Sept 10, Error
Before coming to class:

1. Read book sections 3-3, 3-4,  Skoog error excerpt
2. Review Significant figures (these will not be reviewed in class)
Sig Fig Resources: video, pencast CHEM 212 3-5
3. Watch videos:  types of errors,  propagating error
4. Complete the  Error worksheet
Resources: pencasts  CHEM 212 3-15,  CHEM 212 3-21
Due at the beginning of class:  Error worksheet
In class:  What do data tell us about climate change?  (bring your own copy)
Due next class: finished class exercise, Text Q 3-20

Friday Sept 12, Statistics I
Before coming to class:
1. Read book sections  4-1 to 4-3
2. Watch videos: Statistics I- gaussian distribution, Statistics-II- Student’s T-test
3. Complete the first 2.5 pgs (stop after Case 1) of the Statistics worksheet.
4.  Complete textbook Q’s 3-20, and climate change exercise.
Due at the beginning of class:  Climate change  exercise, Text Q 3-20, 2.5 pgs of stats worksheet
In class: lecture, work problems in groups

Due at the end of class:  Text Q  4-11, 4-14

Monday Sept 15, Statistics II
Before coming to class:
1. Read book sections  4-5 to 4-6
2. Watch video:  F-test and Grubbs test
3.  Complete the  Statistics worksheet.
BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP TO CLASS IF YOU CAN
Due at the beginning of class:  Statistics worksheet, textbook Q’s
In class:  Lab 1 data analysis
Due  at the end of class: nothing

Wednesday Sept 17, Calibration
Before coming to class:
1. Read book sections 4-7/9, 5-3, Standard addition
2. Watch videos:    calibration curves, standard addition, internal standards
3.  Complete the  Calibration  worksheet.
Due at the beginning of class:  Annotate figues lab 2, Calibration  worksheet
In class:  work problems in groups
Due  at the end of class:  Textbook Qs 4-31, 5-28

Friday Sept 19, Quality Control
Before coming to class:
1. Read book sections  5-1/2, 5-4
2. Watch videos:  quality assurance,  method validation
3. Complete  Textbook Qs  4-31, 5-28 (5-28 curve)
4.  Complete textbook  5-1 to 5-8, 5-10, 5-18
Due at the beginning of class:  textbook Q’s: 4-31, 5-28,  5-1 to 5-8, 5-10, 5-18.
In class:  play jeopardy
Due  at the end of class:  none

Monday Sept 22, Application
Come to class ready to present a unique and interesting application of data treatment, statistics, quality control experiments, etc.  Presentations will be 2-4  minutes in length and describe an application (e.g., an analysis of the effectiveness of fire assay in determining Au content of ores), how it relates to data treatment, and why you think it is interesting.  Prizes will be given for the best application and presentation.
The remaining time will be used for review questions for the exam.
Due at the beginning of class:  Lab 2 annotated figure (see instructions)
Due after your presentation:
a 1 pg summary of the information contained in your presentation.  Including references if you used information from elsewhere.

Wednesday Sept 24, Exam I Review
Exam 1 Study Guide
2012 Exam 1;  2013 Exam 1
Pencasts 2013 Exam 1:Q1,  Q2,  Q4,  Q5,  Q6,  Q7
The following exams were student-generated and solutions may not be correct
Practice Exam 1a,  Key1a
Practice Exam 1b

Friday Sept 26, Exam I
Equations for Exam
2014 Exam 1 solutions

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