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Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

Notation and Conventions

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Hey, baby. What do you say you and I go somewhere and kick it 90 degrees? You know, get a little simple harmonic motion going on. Aw yeah. We're gonna pulse, we're gonna gyrate, we're gonna resonate. We're gonna savor the moment. The magnetic moment, that is. Let's do some NMR.

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>> Q: WHERE DO I SUBMIT ANSWERS??

>>A: You should talk about answers with eachother. If I post something, you should talk about it with others. I have posted threads for quizzes so far, but if I don't in the future, you should create one if you understand the quiz. The only course content with a somewhat official "hand in" are problem sets which for your own benefit only you have the option of emailing to me at altoidnerd@gmail.com to have hand graded and commented on. Anything else is open for whatever. The quizzes and discussions of instructional videos/materials are free form. The quizzes and problems are meant to be instructional, and a large part of the instruction in this course will be up to you to ask and probe me and others about. You'll notice the first two videos are like 2:00 each. That trend will continue. So most of this course will count on talking to one another.

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Quiz # 5

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Instructive mandatory quiz for lecture 1

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Quizzette #4

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Lecture 1, Video 2 - The NMR Concept

Lecture 1, Video 1 - Gyroscopic Precession

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Problem Set 1 Help on problem set 1 - understanding the magnetic dipole moment, μ

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Quizzette 2

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Quizzette 1

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Course Subreddit

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a physical phenomenon that can be exploited for a number of practical purposes in medical imaging (MRI's), materials science, and industry in general (for example, oil well logging), and is a topic of ever increasing interest. The inherently quantum effects involved in the phenomenon are rich in complexity making NMR spec. instrumentation a broad and interesting field in its own right.

This course would be most suitable for a natural science undergraduate, graduate student, or technical professional who would like to understand nuclear resonance. The course will quickly introduce new concepts (especially in electronics) and be relentlessly cumulative in nature, so a course in electrodynamics would be useful. However as the lectures are highly pictorial and both qualitative as well as quantitative, anyone who is curious could learn something.

The course will cover:

1) The concept of NMR and its relation to other phenomena

2) Theory of NMR

3) Instrumentation and technique

It would be wonderful to be able to follow the above ordering of topics, but I personally feel, as others have mentioned (e.g. Cowan) that NMR is best understood through explanations which often involve a mix of all three at once.

Lectures
  1. Links to Problem Sets

    Notation and Conventions - will update as we go

    Subreddit for this course - talk about the problems and quizzes

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    Problem Set 1 Errata: problem 1 hint should read v = r ω without any bold writing. The correct expression for the directions of the vector quantities is ω = r x v / |r|^2 Here is an alternative copy hosted at imgur

    • Quizzettes of the Day

      This section will contain (almost daily) updates of little quizzes that will be mentioned in lecture and will get us thinking on the right track. In general, NMR is complicated, of course. But it is all quite clear when you start to unify seemingly unrelated concepts in rotation, circuits, and signals. Here we go.

      6/6/2013 - Quizette #2 - signal mixers

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      6/4/13 - Quizette #1 - the pennies

      • LECTURE 1 - NMR Concept

        1.1 - Gyroscopic Precession

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        1.2 - The NMR Concept

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        Vital / instructive follow up quiz for lecture 1

        Crappy imgur mirror for quiz

        Prerequisites

        List of things to think about or start snooping around the internet about if you don't know what these are

        http://www.reddit.com/r/introtoNMR

        http://www.reddit.com/r/introtoNMR

        Syllabus

        Accompanying Text: Cowan, Brian. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Relaxation

        Full Syllabus found here

        Additional information

        Tentative: First notes to be posted on Monday, June 10 Problem Set #1 is up

        Best solutions will be sent little prizes! (RF coils/filters, varicaps, neat active components, NMR stuff!)

        To contact me, PM /u/altoidnerd on reddit. I'll provide a location to send homeworks when people have them ready.

        Teacher qualifications

        I was taught NMR by my mentor and PhD advisor Prof. Neil Sullivan of University of Florida, who was the Post-Doctoral advisor of Brian Cowan, the author of the course text.

        Latest Update
        quiz 4 (2013-06-14 01:19:49)

        "Quiz 4

        Please share your solution on /r/introtonmr if you can"

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