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CHEM 222 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: There's no doubt that Charles Harris is a legendary chemist, and it's an honor to take a class from him. But, as a professor, he's nothing special. He's a nice guy and he's got lots of fun stories about all the famous people he's met (there are quite a lot...), but the class is pretty slow-moving. That said, his coverage of group theory is excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed the material in the course. I'm an undergrad, so the quantum mechanics portion (the second half) of the course was probably more useful for me than the grad students (who are all enrolled in or have taken 221A). Overall, I'd recommend this if you want to really learn your group theory (this class is much better than Chem 250A for that) and if you want a brief intro to spectroscopy-related QM (don't expect the breadth of 221 though). Harris is a nice guy, and the class is a pretty light workload, but since this is a grad class I really think it's up to you how much you want to get out of it.