At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
specific prerequisites for this course
It is expected that the students are familiar with a number of principles from statistics, classical analytical chemisrtry, physical chemistry and physics, such as:
- the statistical concepts of frequency-distribution, population- and sample aveage, statistical tests and related concepts;
- the analytical concepts of calibration curve, least squares fitting, error propagation and calculation, the principles of potentiometry and potentiometric titrations
- the fysico-chemical concepts of chemical equilibrium, thermodynamical functions such as entropy, enthalphy and free energy, the relation between free energy and chemical potential, notions of statistical thermodynamics and
- the physical concepts of electrical and magnetic fields and of charged particles, of electromagnetic radiation, of the quantised nature of the electronic, vibrational and rotational levels in molecules and atoms, and the quantumnumbers that are associated with these levels.
Also some knowledge on electrical circuits and their components (e.g., RC circuits) is pre-supposed.