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Fall 2018 Classes + Info

2018-19 Caltech Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Caltech Core Science/Math:

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Lectures Recitations Millikan 9th 
Floor Study*
Problem Sets & Quizzes
Ma 1a sect 2-11
Ma 1a sect 1
MWF
MTWF
R (Thurs) Fri 8-11 pm  Sun 12:01 am
Ph 1a WF MR Mon 8-11 pm  W 4 pm
Biweekly quizzes
Ch 1a - Moodle
(Syllabus)
MT R Wed 8-11 pm  F 4 pm
Biweekly quizzes

 *Group study sessions on the 9th floor of Millikan, organized by the Undergraduate Dean's Office, give studnets an opportunity to find others and collaborate/discuss course material, with tutors in attendance to answer questions and assist.

Approximate Weekly Topics:

Note: timing may change or vary as the term progresses - check course website or ask faculty/TAs.

Fall 2018 Ma 1a Ph 1a Ch 1a
Wk 1
10/1-5
Mathematical induction and the real number system

Introduction
Freefall & Reference Frames

Bohr Model of Atom
Wk 2
10/8-12
 Sequences and Series Newton's Laws
Forces of Nature
Bohr Model of Atom
Quantum Mechanics
Wk 3
10/15-19
 Continuous Functions Circular Motion
Non-Inertial Frames
Quantum Mechanics & Schrodinger Equation
Multi-Electron Atoms & Periodic Trends
Wk 4
10/22-26
 Differential Calculus Energy
Momentum
Periodic Trends
Wk 5
10/29-11/1
(Midterms 10/31-11/6)
 Integral Calculus Angular Momentum
Rotational Dynamics I
Lewis Dot Structures
Resonance and VSEPR
Wk 6
11/5-9
(Midterms 10/31-11/6)
 Polynomial Approximations Rotational Dynamics II
Simple Harmonic Oscillators
Atmospheric Chemistry
Molecular Orbital Theory
Wk 7
11/12-16
 L'Hopital's rule for 0/0 Oscillatory Motion
Oscillatory Motion Summary; 
Orbits Introduction
Molecular Orbital Theory
Hybridization
Wk 8
11/19-23
(Thanksgiving)
 Improper Integrals Kepler's Laws
Solving the Kepler Problem
Hybridization
Wk 9
11/26-30
 Complex Numbers Fluids

Crystals & Bonding in Solids

Wk 10
12/3-7
(Last class 12/7)

Integral Tests, Abel summation for series Gyroscopes Transition Metal Chemistry

Finals
12/12-14