ERIC Number: ED086179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-31
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Introduction of Digital Computer Technology Into the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory. Final Technical Report.
Perone, Sam P.
The objective of this project has been the development of a successful approach for the incorporation of on-line computer technology into the undergraduate chemistry laboratory. This approach assumes no prior programing, electronics or instrumental analysis experience on the part of the student; it does not displace the chemistry content with computer related material. Readily implemented by an inexperienced undergraduate, it utilizes a real-time BASIC language and functionally-oriented general-purpose interface. The result is that the student can regard the laboratory computer as a very powerful routine experimental tool. An intensive three-week summer course was implemented for college instructors and practicing chemists to provide an introduction to digital instrumentation and the technology of digital computer implementation in the laboratory. Other developmental activities have included the design of the Purdue Real-Time BASIC software system and the writing of a number of experiments, both in digital logic and in chemical analysis using the computer, which will be incorporated into the proposed Laboratory Manual. The appendixes of this report include the texts of seven of these experiments. (SL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Digital Computers, Inservice Education, Laboratories, Laboratory Techniques, Online Systems, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Chemistry.