Instructions for Better Viewing and Studying
MEDC 532, 603, and 604
"THE MATERIAL PRESENTED HERE ONLY ENHANCES CLASSROOM TEACHING AND IN NO WAY SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS REPLACING IT. THE INSTRUCTOR is not responsible for any problems and SHOULD BE CONSULTED AT THE EARLIEST IN CASES OF DIFFICULTY, CONFUSION, or PLAIN DISILLUSIONMENT. VISIT THE HOMEPAGE FOR INFORMATION PERTAINING TO REACHING HIM/HER"
You will need Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer for viewing the text, figures, tables, images and molecules presented here. Click the above hyperlinks to reach the web-sites that provide free downloadable software. To install the web-browsers place the downloadable in the "downloads" folder (directory). Make sure that no other program is running on the computer. If there is then save your work and quit the program. Double click on the downloaded file and the program installs by itself following answers to some trivial questions.
All files are organized so as to reduce their space requirements. A typical class consists of links to several sections each of which may consists of few files. You may save the files on your personal computer (to save some precious time later on or obviate the agony of an excruciatingly slow network). Please save the files on Faculty, Laboratory, Departmental, or School computers.
A link to the structure drawing software ISIS 2.2.1 has been provided. This is a free software. You may want to download the program, install and use it for familiarizing with chemical structures. Drawing structures is a very efficient way of understanding how molecules work.
The sections consist of links to numerous three-dimensional structures of molecules. The program that facilitates the visualization and manipulation of these organic and protein molecules is Chime (This plug-in works only with Netscape and Explorer Web-browsers.) . This is a free software. Chime unfolds the breathtaking beauty of molecules and presents them at their best in a variety of formats for the dedicated artist to explore. Download the free software and install it by double-clicking the downloaded file. The setup protocol does the rest. The instructor will spend a couple of minutes explaining the software and familiarizing the students with it. A separate help file is also available from the same site if additional assistance is needed.
If you are interested in creating molecules for visualization purposes or for studying them talk to the Instructor.
The questionnaire session at the end of each section is primarily previous exam questions.
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Revised: January 11, 2000
Questions or Comments : Dr. Umesh R. Desai