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CH159 - Mathematics & Physics for Chemists

  • Module code: CH159
  • Module name: Mathematics & Physics for Chemists
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 6, 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides the mathematical and physics 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 and physics skills taught allow students to understand the concepts behind much of chemistry and allow the processing of their own data.

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. Demonstrate a basic familiarity of simple physics concepts as applied to Chemistry.

Timetabled teaching activities

19 Lectures, 3 Workshops/drop-in sessions

Departmental link

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

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: CH159-6)
A (Assessed work only) Departmental tests 100%
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 Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 1
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A