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Office hour
Fall, 2014
Mon. 4-5pm
Wed. 4-5pm
Any other time by appointment
Supplemental materials
Following is the list of some supplemental materials I have accumulated.  In the CHE3 material, I have written a dimensional analysis calculator.  CHE4 supplement is for visualization of coordination compounds and for balancing the red-ox equations.  The lecture notes on Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics can be found in the PHS702 link.  Hands-on project on the electronic structure theory is given in CHE606 link.  
Courses taught
CHE3 General Chemistry I
CHE4 General Chemistry 2
CHE541 Comput. Chem.
CHE606 Adv. Physical Chem.
PHS701 Physical Chemistry I
PHS702 Physical Chemistry III
Study, study, study!   Nothing can substitute hard work.
Chemistry is not hard.  Before you say, “That’s not true!”,   you should ask yourself, “Have I made sure that you completed the tasks on the check list below?”  The check list also serves as a critical crush course in How to Study in College 101.

       Check list
 ° Have you read the whole chapter in a manner that you digested the materials written on the text?
 ° Have you compared what you read from the text to your professor’s note?  Do they both make sense?
 ° Have you done all the homework assignment without using the answer book?
 ° Have you done more homework than the assigned?

Completing all four items on the check list for each chapter is so important for you to succeed in college.  Without doing what it says, it is almost guaranteed that you are not going to succeed in science.  

At more practical level, you also need to learn to recognize the different types of problems in the chapter you are working on.  Such recognition comes only after going through all the check list items above.  Once you recognize that, the chapter would become quite reasonable.  

Perseverance always wins.  Not too many people understands very hard materials, such as quantum mechanics, for their first time being exposed.  On daily basis, I still read about quantum mechanics, and on daily basis, I still learn from the reading.  It is amazing how much materials you can accumulate when you persevere to read up on the same subject day in day out. 

Nothing can be substituted for a hard work, but when you get stuck, you should utilize the available resources.  Your best bet is to go to your professor’s office when you get stuck on the material you study (well, after completing the check list above).  She/he would be more than happy to talk to you and go over the materials with you.  At LIU, nearly all faculty has an open-door policy regarding students’ coming to ask questions about course materials.  Please don’t be shy!  We’re here for you!
Two Too Far at the Brick Theater, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Sept. 3, 2006 2006
Short History of Quantum Mecahnics -- Coming soon.
    Chronology of how quantum mechanics came about