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: [email protected]

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.*