3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Michael J. Cima
Room 76-653, x3-6877, email email@example.com
Office hours are posted on the 3.091 Calendar
All times/locations are: 8:00-9:30 am, Maseeh Dining
SUBJECT AND TUTORING ADMINISTRATOR
Room 10-110, x3-3490, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours are posted with the recitation assignments
SUBJECT ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT
Room 76-653, x3-2185, email email@example.com
Professor Cima’s presentation at the Core Blitz can be found at 3.091 Core Blitz
Lectures will be held in Room 10-250 at 11 am on a MWF format. Please see the syllabus for the exact dates (Syllabus link). Lectures can be found on MIT Cable. 3.091 lectures are large. We have learned over the years that we have to adhere to a strict code of conduct in the lecture room so that everyone can benefit from the lecture. No eating or drinking will be permitted in 10-250 during lecture. Talking is also not permitted unless you are responding to a question from the lecturer. If you have a question, raise your hand and Prof. Cima will try and get to it. TAs have been asked to make him aware of any raised hands. Cell phones must be set to silent mode during the lecture. If you need to eat, drink, talk, or have your cell phone on, you are welcome to use the MIT cable feed.
Sections meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. See separate listing for times, instructors, and locations (Recitations).
Students have been assigned to recitation sections by the Registrar. If a student feels that extenuating circumstances make it necessary to change to another recitation section, he/she must meet with the subject administrator Kerri Mills in Room 10-110. Sections will be limited to 20 students. Know the recitation number that you are assigned to and the name of your recitation instructor.
Each registered student will receive an e-mail two days before each lecture. This e-mail will contain a link to a single concept question (CQ). The CQ can be answered by reference to the reading assignment for the corresponding lecture. The CQ will require each student to also fill out his/her name, e-mail address, recitation number, and provide an answer by 2:00am on the day of the lecture. The point of the CQs is to help the staff understand how well the class understands the reading assignment and to help you keep pace throughout the semester. Thus, collaboration with your classmates when answering a CQ is not authorized. We want to measure your individual understanding of the material.
Homework is assigned weekly and is distributed along with model solutions in recitation. One week later students will take a 10-minute quiz in recitation based on the subject matter of the homework.
Reading will be assigned from three sources:
3.091 Supplemental Reading material (Sup), published by MIT Copy Tech. Available at Room 11-004 for TBD
3.091 Lecture Notes Available free on line at Reading
The Averill text makes use of the new FlatWorld Knowledge publishing model. You have several options to access this text.
- Read the color version of the book for free online at Flat World Knowledge website.
- Purchase a black & white bound copy of the book at the MIT COOP for $51.90
- Purchase digital versions of the text (eBook for Mac or PC, iPad, Kindle or Android device) from the Flat World Knowledge website.
Monday October 1st, 11:00 am
Wednesday October 31st, 11:00am
Friday, November 30th, 11:00am
Tuesday, December 18, 9:00 to 12:00 Noon in Johnson Track (upstairs)
Do not plan to leave town until after your last final exam.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PERIODIC TABLES, TABLES OF CONSTANTS, AND CALCULATORS (be sure there is charge on your battery!).
USE OF AID SHEET ALLOWED -- one page, 8 1/2 x 11, write on it (both sides) anything you deem to be useful. USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC OR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
Freshmen -- Pass/No Record (Institute requirement for Pass: performance at C level or better.)
Upper Classmen -- A, B, C, D, F
10% (homework quizzes), 10% (CQ assignments), 2% (library assignments), 16% each for three monthly tests, 30% final exam.
MIT has policies and procedures on academic honesty and they will be strictly enforced in 3.091. Please make sure you read and understand these policies (Academic Honesty). This page states, “If you find yourself tempted to cheat, stop; take a deep breath, and think of the big picture. Cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, and other forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious offenses for which disciplinary penalties can be imposed.”