ERIC Number: ED112915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings: Conference on Computers in Chemical Education and Research, Dekalb, Illinois, 19-23 July 1971.
Computers have effected a comprehensive transformation of chemistry. Computers have greatly enhanced the chemist's ability to do model building, simulations, data refinement and reduction, analysis of data in terms of models, on-line data logging, automated control of experiments, quantum chemistry and statistical and mechanical calculations, and information storage including retrieval and the capacity for dynamic visual display. A recent conference addressed itself to the following aims: (1) provide a national forum for the impact of computers on chemistry; (2) encourage more investigation on computers; (3) make known the present status and the potential of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in chemistry; and (4) inspire further examination of the chemistry curriculum in light of recent advances in computer technology. The conference report is a collection of 80 papers divided into the following categories: data fitting; curve fitting and band analysis of spectra; structure determination; CAI; computer technology in theoretical chemistry; chemistry curriculum development; communications in the field of chemistry; computer control of experiments; the use of A Programing Language (APL) in the undergraduate curriculum; and information systems. (EMH)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Programs, Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Databases, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Laboratories, Networks, Online Systems, Programing Languages, Science Instruction, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A