**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: [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 |
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.*