Programme And Module Handbook
Course Details in 2022/23 Session

If you find any data displayed on this website that should be amended, please contact the Curriculum Management Team.

Module Title LC Fundamental Mathematics for Chemists
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 34179
Module Lead Dr Mark Read
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-15 hours
Guided independent study-75 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module introduces Chemistry students to a number of important mathematical techniques and principles. The material presented is delivered within a chemistry context, i.e. with special emphasis placed on its relevance to students of Chemistry and its application to chemical sciences/chemistry problems. The topics to be covered include: Basic number manipulation and algebra; trigonometry, graphs and equation solving; logs, exponentials and powers; statistics and errors; differentiation and integration; complex numbers; matrices and the use of general mathematical manipulation to solve problems in Chemistry.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Apply a number of fundamental mathematical skills and techniques to the solution of problems;
  • Apply a number of fundamental mathematical skills and techniques to the solution of chemical problems, or to the solution of problems relevant to chemistry;
  • Extend their working knowledge of selected mathematical techniques through Chemistry based modules;
  • Apply their focused mathematical skills with confidence.
Assessment 34179-01 : Module Assessment : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Class test (30%) and exam (70%)
Reading List