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CH159 - Mathematics for Chemists

  • Module code: CH159
  • Module name: Mathematics for Chemists
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides the mathematical learning support for the Year 1 modules and more advanced modules in Years 2/3/4, enabling students to solve problems in the main branches of chemistry. The mathematical skills taught allow students to understand the concepts behind much of chemistry and allow the processing of their own data. The majority of the module content is drawn from components of A-level syllabuses. As such, most students will already be familiar with some aspects of the module syllabus, but the pattern of familiarity will be heterogeneous across the class. The primary aim of the module is to equip all students with the necessary mathematical skills to succeed in their chemistry degree at Warwick. The module is structured to allow individual students to concentrate their time on those bits of the module with which they are unfamiliar.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: Perform routine algebraic manipulations. Solve simple equations, including both quadratic and simultaneous. Manipulate logarithmic functions and powers. Determine the limiting values of functions. Differentiate functions and find maxima and minima. Integrate functions and solve simple differential equations. Perform routine geometric and trigonometric manipulations. Expand simple series. Manipulate complex numbers and matrices.

Timetabled teaching activities

19 Lectures, 3 Workshops

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH159

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: CH159-12)
A (Assessed work only) Departmental tests 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F109) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F109) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Industrial Placement) (F110) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F110) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F111) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Industrial Placement) (F112) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A