UNIVERSITY OF SARGODHA

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE                                                                                                          Spring 2021

 

 

Course Tittle: Basic Mathematics for Chemists

Course Code: CHEM-6201

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

Mar 15-19, 2021

2.

Graphs and their significance in chemistry

Mar 22-26, 2021

3.

Trigonometry functions

Mar 29-Apr 02, 2021

4.

Logarithmic functions

Apr 05-09, 2021

5.

Exponential functions

Apr 12- 16, 2021

6.

Differentiation

Apr 19- 23, 2021

7.

Partial Differentiation

Apr 26- 30, 2021

8.

Differential equation

May 10-14, 2021

9.

Mid Term Exam

May 17-21, 2021

10.

Use of differential equation in chemical problem

May 24-28, 2021

11.

Concepts of maxima and minima,operator theory,curve fitting

May 31-June 04,2021

12.

Winter breaks

June 07-11, 2021

13.

Integration,Application of Integrals

June 14-18, 2021

14.

Solution of linear equations,The eigen value problem

June 21-25, 2021

15.

Determinants and Matrices,their Properties & use in chemical problem

June 28-July 09, 2021

16.

,Final Term Exam

July 12-16, 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