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CH10214: Mathematics for chemistry

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 75%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
CH10214 Supplementary Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:

* To introduce students to a number of mathematical concepts used in chemistry primarily through chemistry examples.
* To offer students the opportunity to use these mathematical concepts to solve chemistry problems.
* To improve students' dexterity with mathematical concepts.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit a student should be able to recognise and solve numerical problems in the chemistry context.

Numeracy (T,A) Problem solving (T, F, A).


* Revision of differentiation - definition, derivatives of exponential and trigonometric functions. Chain rule.
* Integration - definition, indefinite integrals, area under a curve, by substitution and by parts
* Graphical functions
* Complex numbers
* Errors.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH10214 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry


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