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CH10214: Mathematics for chemistry

[Page last updated: 21 April 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/3
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 75%)
Supplementary Assessment:
CH10214 Supplementary Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this unit a student should be able to recognise and solve numerical problems in the chemistry context.

* 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.

Skills: 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.

Programme availability:

CH10214 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry


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