Principles of Instrumental Analysis

This lecture course covers the principles behind and the techniques associated with chemical measurements that utilize scientific instrumentation. Chemical measurements are designed to provide the most accurate and precise information possible and, to acquire information to this level, chemical techniques must be understood in terms of detection limit, sensitivity, and/or spectral resolution. Chemical information obtainable from various techniques will be presented. A particular emphasis will be given to spectroscopic techniques and detectors. Error analysis and data processing techniques that reduce or filter instrument noise and provide signal enhancement will be introduced.

Three hours lecture