Monday, November 8, 2010

Acids Bases and Cameras?!

Got here a little late... bad me =P

Starting off with stuff ado with acids and bases.  Were you aware that an acid mixed with a base creates a salt and water?  Now you do. The more you know!

A little more into it, we're talking about redox reactions, which stands for something along the lines of reduction oxidation reaction, or something like that.  Has to do with oxidation numbers, which are complete bullshit things made up to make analyzing these reactions apparently easier, and are basically the charge an element would have when in a molecule.  Ex: Oxygen is generally -2, since it is generally missing 2 electrons from completing a stable octet of electrons.

So while i was typing all that, some really funky, and probably fucked up math, just happened, resulting in:

x= (-3) + 3 + 3x = 0
x= (-1)

Prof: "Remember, this is a bird course."

Party at the front of the class! to solve some problem...

Guy #1 makes a "valid attempt"
Guy #2 (Mr. No Hair as dubbed by the prof) writes something that looks like "utooxidation" sideways on the paper

Turns out, Guy #1 got it right.  No idea what Guy #2 was doing... not too concerned.

AND NOW ONTO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

I swear, I was saying something to my buddy who is taking far better notes than I am, we both look back up, and the prof is literally doing something completely different and seemingly unrelated.

MOVIE TIME!!!!!


(for the record, this prof has access to windows media player, and VLC media player, yet for some reason unknown to any of us, he seems to prefer *shudder* Real Player...)

"Chemistry of Photography"

*Slides of photos*

Second slide is a cat!

Stuff about how old cameras work, much ado with silver.
Then there's some really cheesy 80's "electronic easy listening" to some photography stuff
Then there's some stuff about more modern film cameras, but still old cameras.
YAY FOR BLACK AND WHITE CAMERAS?! no. not really.

END OF LECTURE.

22 comments:

  1. ahaha not many profsrealize that their courses are bird courses

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  2. sweet! thank you for the lecture

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  3. And this is why I miss school! Remember my good old college classes, those def were the best days, young and stupid! haha keep up the good work, good stories!

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  4. ive heard a bit on this. never did do too much research

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  5. acids + bases = salts.. i think. learned this in grade 9 science.

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  6. nice this is some amazing info, esp for me

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  7. Sounds like a fun time watching movies and whatnot. RedOx is pretty much essential when you start getting into the deeper chemistry so you might as well make sure you get a good handle on it now.

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  8. Sorrow were ever razed, and testy wrath. Supporting!

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  9. This brought back memories to my first few chemistry classes. It was actually pretty interesting and damn useful to have a good grasp.

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  10. Of Pericles, to rage the city turn, Following!

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