Title

The Apple II

Date of Award

6-1983

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The apple II+ microcomputer was interfaced to an Aminco-Morrow stopped-flow Apparatus. This interface package can be broken into two parts; the hardware, or electrical connections necessary to link the two instruments, and secondly, the software, or programs written to control the interface package. A circuit was constructed as part of the interface hardware. This circuit consisted of several operational amplifiers connected in such a way as to transform the output voltage of the stopped-flow into one acceptable by the Apple computer. The software for this interface package is extensive. Programs were written that allowed the user to initialize the correct interface conditions, save any data from a particular run, and draw a rough plot of the data collected. Programs are also included for reactions that follow first order kinetics. These programs calculate a rate constant and intercept for the best fit straight line of a first order kinetic plot.

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