UNIVERSITY OF SARGODHA

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE                                                                                                          Fall  2020

 

 

Course Tittle: Basic Mathematics for Chemists

Course Code: MATH-300

Credit Hours: 02

 

Instructor: FARYAL ANJUM

Email: faryalanjumuos@gmail.com

 

DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

This course introduces students with basic mathematics that is used in chemistry.This is the fundamental course of

Serving as the foundation of mathematics for its use in chemistry and chemical calculation during the lab experiments and research.The course,emphasizes basic concepts and skills needed for mathematical manipulation.

READINGS

 

Recommended Books:

 1. Paul M. “Maths for Chemistry” Edition 1st, Oxford University Press, UK (2006).

2. Ghram D. “Mathematics in Chemistry” Edition 1st, Prentice Hall, NY (1996).

3. Tebutt P., “Basic Mathematics for Chemists” 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, NY (1998).

CONTENTS

 

 Introduction: Review of basic algebra, Graphs and their significance in chemistry. Trigonometric, Logarithmic and exponential functions. Differentiation, partial differentiation, differential equations and their use in chemical problems. Concept of maxima and minima. Integration, Determinants and Matrices, their properties and use in chemical problems. Solutions of linear equations (simple, determinant and matrices methods), operator theory, The eigen value problem and curve fitting.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Week

Topics and Readings

Dates

1.

Review of basic algebra

Oct 12- 16, 2020

2.

Graphs and their significance in chemistry

Oct 19- 23, 2020

3.

Trigonometry functions

Oct 26- 30, 2020

4.

Logarithmic functions

Nov 02-06, 2020

5.

Exponential functions

Nov 09- 13, 2020

6.

Differentiation

Nov 16- 20, 2020

7.

Partial Differentiation

Nov 23- 27, 2020

8.

Differential equation

Nov 30-Dec04, 2020

9.

Use of differential equation in chemical problem

Dec 07-11, 2020

10.

Mid Term Exam

Dec 14-18, 2020

11.

Concepts of maxima and minima,operator theory,curve fitting

Dec 21-25,2020

12.

Winter breaks

Dec 28,2020-Jan10, 2021

13.

Integration,Application of Integrals

Jan 11-15, 2021

14.

Solution of linear equations,The eigen value problem

Jan 25-29, 2021

15.

Determinants and Matrices,their Properties & use in chemical problem

Feb 01-05, 2021

16.

,Final Term Exam

Jan 08-12, 2021

 

RESEARCH PROJECT

 

N/A

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

Mid exam:       30

Sessional:        20

Project:            --

Assignments:   10

Presentation:   10

Final exam:      50

Total:               100

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

75% attendance is compulsory to appear in Final Term exam.

Course Material