Learning Outcomes

Basic Mathematics for Chemists aims to teach the maths that chemists need to know through the use of applications, data, examples and problems all drawn from chemistry. The author demystifies the maths, and shows how, where and why it is used in chemistry.


Introduction: review of basic algebra, Graphs and their significance in chemistry. Trigonometric, Logarithmic and exponential functions. Differentiations, partial differentiation, differential equations and their use in chemical problems. Concepts of maxima and minima. Integration, Determinants and matrices, their properties and use in chemical problems. Solutions of linear equations, Operator theory,The eigen value problem and curve fitting.

Recomended Books

  1. Paul M., ‘‘Maths for Chemistry’’ Edition 1st , Oxford University Press, UK (2006).
  2. Gram D. ‘‘Mathematics in Chemistry’’   Edition 1st , Prentice Hall , NY (2006).
  3. Tebutt  P,. ‘‘Basic Mathematics for Chemist’’ Edition 2nd ,John Wilay and Sons , NY (1998).


Sessional: 20 (Presentation / Assignment 10, Attendance 05, Quiz 05)

Mid-Term Exam:  30

Final-Term Exam: 50

Key Dates and Time of Class Meeting

Tuesday                                                                    5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday                                                                   5:30pm-6:30pm

Commencement of Classes                                                   October 12, 2020

Mid Term Examination                                                            December 14-18, 2020

Final Term Examination                                                          February 08-12, 2021

Declaration of Result                                                              February 19, 2021



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