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Last updated June 16, 2014.

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Division of Physical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

 

 

 

Cumulative Examination Schedule,

2014-2015

Date

Topic

Major

Minor

September 13, 2014

Thermodynamics

Patel

Ridge

October 11, 2014

Quantum mechanics

Dybowski

Polenova

November 8, 2014

Kinetics

Teplyakov

Patel

December 13, 2014

Spectroscopy

Gundlach

Dybowski

February 14, 2015

Thermodynamics

Dybowski

Polenova

March 7, 2015

Quantum mechanics

Teplyakov

Patel

April 11, 2015

Kinetics

Ridge

Teplyakov

May 9, 2015

Spectroscopy

Polenova

Gundlach

The topic indicates an area that may be emphasized on a cumulative examination and is not a limitation of the topic of an examination.   Topics are broadly defined and may overlap.  Examinations are based on course materials, a specific paper (or papers) from the literature, or any other material the examiner deems appropriate to determine the ability of a student to think independently and integrate the body of physical chemistry knowledge.  However, students should not expect the questions on an examination to be limited to the topics in a corresponding core course. 

The principal examiner, at his/her option, may post a more detailed description of the subject of an examination on the departmental bulletin board two weeks before the examination date.  A file of cumulative examinations given by the Division in recent years is available for perusal: http://www.udel.edu/pchem/cumes.pdf.  These are indicative of the kinds of questions that have been asked, but they should not be assumed to be templates for future cumulative examinations.  Students should be prepared to answer questions on any topic broadly connected to physical chemistry.  Interested students are urged to consult the primary examiner about an examination.

A student qualifying in an area other than physical chemistry interested in seeing a cumulative examination to be offered on a date given above should announce that intention to the principal examiner or the Division Secretary (Professor Dybowski) at least two weeks before the examination date.