Chemistry 1ce by Olmsted, Williams, Burk is a newly adapted general chemistry text designed for the specific needs and requirements of Canadian professors and students for use in one or two semester introductory chemistry courses. This adaptation was based on recommendations from an advisory board of instructors from leading institutions across Canada who worked with our Canadian author throughout the development of this text to reach a consensus on topics that best suit Canadian curriculum. This text also incorporates key Canadian content in the form of SI units, IUPAC standards and significant Canadian research which more accurately reflects the discipline of Canadian chemistry than other textbooks currently on the market. Chemistry instructors will find this text sufficiently rigorous while it engages and retains student interest with accessible language, Canadian research and examples and a clear problem solving program. In order to more directly reflect the varied curriculum of Canadian chemistry courses we have uniquely created flexible options which allow instructors to decide whether they want to include or exclude early chemistry chapters for the purposes of review.
This Canadian edition retains Olmsted & Williams' innovative approach to teaching chemistry by reinforcing key concepts through molecular-level discussion and graphics. This approach encourages students to move beyond memorization of formulas and equations, to thinking critically about what is really occurring and solving problems based on what they know about the behaviour of molecules and chemical processes.
John Olmsted III is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at California State University, Fullerton, from which he retired in 2003 after nearly 40 years of teaching and research in general and experimental physical chemistry. John was honored as the CSUF Outstanding Professor in 1997-98 and served as department chair from 1998 to 2001. In addition to 25 years at CSUF, he taught for 12 years at the American University of Beirut. He had visiting teaching/research appointments at UCLA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did research at the Max-Planck-Institut f?r Biophysikalische Chemie (G?ttingen, Germany), and the University of California at San Diego, and Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. John received his BS degree in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) and his PhD in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley, where he also did postdoctoral work at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He has more than 30 refereed research publications and has also published regularly on chemical education topics in the Journal of Chemical Education. In his retirement, besides continuing to write chemistry textbooks, John keeps busy with his interests in gardening, photography, and the philosophy of chemistry. He and his wife Eileen enjoy traveling, dancing, and visiting with their three married children and two grandchildren.
Greg Williams is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon. He earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry at UCLA and a PhD in organic in inorganic chemistry at Princeton University. He had taught and conducted research at the University of Oregon, California State University, Fullerton, UCLA, and the University of California, Irvine. Outside the classroom, Greg?s professional work is concentrated on developing graphics, digital animation, and interactive multimedia for teaching chemistry. When he is not teaching or writing about chemistry, Greg can be found somewhere in the western United States backpacking, climbing, skiing, fly fishing, or kayaking. He also sings low bass with the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble. Greg lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Trudy Cameron, a Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon, and their daughters, Casey and Perry. He absolutely insists on enjoying life.
Robert C. (Bob) Burk, our Canadian author, is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Carleton. Both involved work in the area of radioanalytical chemistry. Bob worked for six years in the nuclear industry, doing research on the production of nuclear fuels, then returned to Carleton University to do a Ph.D. in the area of supercritical fluid extraction. He has been a member of the Carleton Chemistry faculty since 1993. His research involves the use of supercritical fluids for separation purposes, as well as development of analytical methods for organics in water using novel solid phase materials such as carbon nanotubes. Bob is especially interested in the use of technology for teaching chemistry. His lectures are recorded and available for viewing on i-Tunes, and parts of them appear on Youtube. After-hours, Bob uses instant messaging systems, and more recently social networking tools, to communicate with students while they are studying. He was a winner of the 2004 OCUFA teaching award, and a 3M teaching fellowship in 2006. When not at work, Bob loves to sail in the summer, cross-country ski in the winter with his wife Ewa and two children, Ashley and Adam, and renovate houses and build period furniture all year round.
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