Lecture 1: Vision Statement, Administrative Details - Introduction - Taxonomy of Chemical Species - Origins of Modern Chemistry

author: Donald R. Sadoway, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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Comment1 Randy Phillips, October 23, 2009 at 11:04 p.m.:

EXCELLENT COURSE! I suggest that anybody wanting to be involved in any type of engineering.

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