THEODORE L. BROWN received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1956. Since then, he has been a member of the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is now Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. He served as Vice Chancellor for Research, and Dean, The Graduate College, from 1980 to 1986, and as Founding Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology from 1987 to 1993. Professor Brown has been an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1972 he was awarded the American Chemical Society Award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry, and received the American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry in 1993. He has been elected a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Chemical Society.
H. EUGENE LEMAY, JR., received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University (Washington) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1966 from the University of Illinois (Urbana). He then joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. He has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the University College of Wales in Great Britain, and at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor LeMay is a popular and effective teacher, who has taught thousands of students during more than 40 years of university teaching. Known for the clarity of his lectures and his sense of humor, he has received several teaching awards, including the University Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (1991) and the first Regents’ Teaching Award given by the State of Nevada Board of Regents (1997).
BRUCE E. BURSTEN received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1978. After two years as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas A&M University, he joined the faculty of The Ohio State University, where he rose to the rank of Distinguished University Professor. In 2005, he moved to his present position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Bursten has been a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, and he is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. At Ohio State he has received the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982 and 1996, the Arts and Sciences Student Council Outstanding Teaching Award in 1984, and the University Distinguished Scholar Award in 1990. He received the Spiers Memorial Prize and Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2003, and the Morley Medal of the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society in 2005. He was President of the American Chemical Society for 2008. In addition to his teaching and service activities, Professor Bursten's research program focuses on compounds of the transition-metal and actinide elements.
CATHERINE J. MURPHY received two B.S. degrees, one in Chemistry and one in Biochemistry, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1986. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1990. She was a National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology from 1990 to 1993. In 1993, she joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, becoming the Guy F. Lipscomb Professor of Chemistry in 2003. In 2009 she moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as the Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry. Professor Murphy has been honored for both research and teaching as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner, and a subsequent NSF Award for Special Creativity. She has also received a USC Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award, the USC Golden Key Faculty Award for Creative Integration of Research and Undergraduate Teaching, the USC Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the USC Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Since 2006, Professor Murphy has served as a Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Murphy’s research program focuses on the synthesis and optical properties of inorganic nanomaterials, and on the local structure and dynamics of the DNA double helix.
PATRICK M. WOODWARD received B.S. degrees in both Chemistry and Engineering from Idaho State University in 1991. He received a M.S. degree in Materials Science and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 1996. He spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at The Ohio State University where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He has enjoyed visiting professorships at the University of Bordeaux, in France, and the University of Sydney, in Australia. Professor Woodward has been an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner. He currently serves as an Associate Editor to the Journal of Solid State Chemistry and as the director of the Ohio REEL program, an NSF-funded center that works to bring authentic research experiments into the laboratories of first- and second-year chemistry classes in 15 colleges and universities across the state of Ohio. Professor Woodward’s research program focuses on understanding the links between bonding, structure and properties of solid state inorganic functional materials.
MATTHEW W. STOLTZFUS received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Millersville University in 2002 and his Ph. D. in Chemistry in 2007 from The Ohio State University. He spent two years as a teaching postdoctoral assistant for the Ohio REEL program, an NSF-funded center that works to bring authentic research experiments into the general chemistry lab curriculum in 15 colleges and universities across the state of Ohio. In 2009, he joined the faculty of Ohio State where he currently holds the position of Chemistry Lecturer. In addition to lecturing general chemistry, Stoltzfus accepted the Faculty Fellow position for the Digital First Initiative, inspiring instructors to offer engaging digital learning content to students through emerging technology. Through this initiative, he developed an iTunes U general chemistry course, which has attracted over 120,000 students from all over the world. Stoltzfus has received several teaching awards, including the inaugural Ohio State University 2013 Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer and he is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator.
For Fall 2016 there are two textbook packages available in the UVic Bookstore. They are essentially the same except that one version includes a paper copy of the new second edition of the custom textbook and the other one does not. Read the list of package contents carefully before you decide.
The course textbook is a UVic-only custom edition (second edition) of Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition), by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, & Stoltzfus:
is a custom version of this
The 13th edition looks like this (above) in hardcopy form: The necessary textbook resource is the course package, which optionally includes the UVic custom print edition of Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward & Stoltzfus Chemistry: The Central Science, 13th edition, 2015, which is sold in the Bookstore. That is, if you want a printed copy of the custom text, there are packages that include this option, but it is sufficient to purchase the package that has the e-book Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, & Stoltzfus Chemistry: The Central Science, 13th edition, 2015. Both bookstore Chem 101 packages also include the e-text for the UVic custom text. NOTE: This important access code is in your package. DO NOT discard components of your package before you locate the access code.
was the original custom edition of this 12th edition
For Fall 2016, students will purchase one of two packages which include either:
Custom second edition print textbook + two full-colour lecture books (no need to print outline notes, no need for coursepack) + 2 years access to MasteringChemistry + custom ebook + full ebook (new 13th edition) = approximately $157.75 (?? not sure at this time). Note that the print custom textbook is just one component of a large package, and it is worth very little on its own in the used market.
If you're willing to forego the printed textbook (you still have the ebook versions!), you can save about $33.00, i.e. the total cost is approximately $124.75 (?? not sure at this posting).
Some clarifying background on the textbook package:
You're getting a LOT more for your money than in years before 2011. (MasteringChemistry access code usually retails on its own for about $70+, even without the e-book.) and the total price at UVic is cheaper than students at other institutions are paying for the textbook alone.
If you were to just purchase the full hard copy text of the new 13th edition+ Mastering Chemistry it would cost about $192.00.
Note: One reason for adopting this textbook model is that it represents a cost saving for a majority of students. Here is a price comparison using some numbers that are a couple of years old. Chem101 has used various editions of Chemistry: The Central Science, by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy & Woodward since 2003. However, electronic resources have improved greatly since then, and we were keen to introduce these to the course, but also wanted to keep costs reasonable. Here's what each student purchased in 2010/11 for 101 AND 102:
Textbook = $160
Coursepack = $12
Self-printed outline notes (typically ~300 pages) ~ $30 (more if in colour)
Total > $200
What is a custom edition? It's a textbook that contains just the parts of the book you need for the course, reordered to match the way in which we deliver it. It's cheaper because the page count is only about half that of the full book, and it's softcover instead of hardcover. You still have access to the full ebook, of course.
What are the lecture books? In previous years, students printed outline notes which were posted online by instructors. Not all instructors did this, and the notes varied from one section of the course to another. As of Fall 2011 it has been standardized, and all instructors will teach to the same set of outline notes. These have been collated into a book and printed in colour. The book also contains additional features: guest-written articles explaining how chemists know what they know; example problems from past exams, which are linked to narrated video solutions (find either here on this website or on YouTube). Your textbook packages contain both the Chem 101 and Chem 102 Lecture Notebooks.
Cover of the 2014 Chem101 lecture notebook (spiral bound).
What are the ebooks? They contain all the information in the print versions, but have the advantage of being searchable and easy to access wherever you have a full browser and internet access. You may want access to material not covered in the course but that is present in the full textbook, so you also have access to that (especially important if you're taking Chem091 at the same time as Chem101).
You will only ever have to buy ONE textbook package, regardless of when you take Chem101 and Chem102 or Chem 150. Talk to your instructor BEFORE spending any money. It will help a lot if you keep any unused lecture book(s).
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