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Computers in Chemical Laboratory - Laboratory

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Course ID: 1200-1WSKPL2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Computers in Chemical Laboratory - Laboratory Name in Polish: Wspomaganie komputerowe pracowni chemicznej - laboratorium
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups:
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Student can work in MS Windows environment and use MS Office package applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

Acquiring skills which are necessary for analysis, compilation and description of research results especially to make reports and posters. Ability to work in the wxMaxima program.

Full description:

1. Formatting text in MS Word; table of contents, links, footnotes

2. Data analysis in MS Excel: calculations on columns, relative and absolute cell addressing, matching functions to data, error calculations, charts

3. Editing chemical and mathematical formulas: Equation Editor and ISIS Draw programs

4. Raster graphics - Gimp program: image editing, selection of areas, background clearing, colour editing, filters, masks, layers

5. Vector graphics - Inkscape: drawing and cloning shapes and editing their properties, grouping, distribution of elements on the page, masking, working with text

6. Internet databases: SciFinder, PubMed, search of publications abstract, University of Warsaw Library resources

7. Visualization of small and large particles: HyperChem, Pymol, VMD

8. Basics of working with wxMaxima: labeling, defining functions, substituting and simplifying expressions, solving simple equations, function graphs

9. wxMaxima - mathematical analysis: derivatives, integrals, differential equations

10. wxMaxima - algebra: matrix calculations, eigenvectors, matrix decomposition

11 wxMaxima – solving complex problems


1. Windows PC Sherry Kinkoph Wydawnictwo Świat Książki 2005

2. Excel w nauce i technice. Receptury David M. Bourg Wydawnictwo Helion 2006

3. Excel dla chemików i nie tylko, W. Ufnalski, K. Mądry WNT 2000

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course student:

- knows how to prepare a description of the exercise, properly presents the experimental results

- knows how to edit raster graphics

- knows how to create a poster

- knows how to perform symbolic calculations in wxMaxima

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The final grade is the average of two practical tests. Only two absences are allowed

Practical placement:

not applicable

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