The only resource to provide comprehensive instructor's notes-complete with classroom-proven exercises-from the influential Bowdoin College Summer IR Course For over half a century, the immensely popular MIT/Bowdoin College summer course on infrared spectroscopy-cofounded by Foil Miller in 1950, and taught by Dana Mayo since 1959 and Robert Hannah since 1962-has been the only continuously conducted summer course on its subject. This world-renowned short course has had a major impact on the application of IR spectroscopy, providing thousands of practitioners and academics with the knowledge they need to successfully interpret IR spectra, identify materials more rapidly, and successfully solve spectral problems encountered in the real world. Course Notes on the Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra brings the notes and exercises from this influential course to a wider audience. A unique combination of instructional text and invaluable reference, the book approaches its subject in a deep and rigorous fashion while incorporating exercises throughout to reinforce and enhance knowledge and understanding of IR spectroscopy. Coverage includes: Exercises for actively incorporating basic data into interpretive strategies Chapters covering comparison of data, sample handling in the IR region, strategies for obtaining data from samples that are mixtures of materials,and more Fascinating background information on the MIT/Bowdoin course Course Notes on the Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra provides today's most authoritative insights into the use of IR spectroscopy for accurately interpreting the vibrational spectra of complex molecules. Detailed and well developed, it fills a significant void in the existing infrared literature.Miller, Foil A. is the author of 'Course Notes on the Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra' with ISBN 9780471248231 and ISBN 0471248231.