Mathematics of Chemistry

PREREQUISITES: MATH-UA 121 OR MATH-UA 122 OR EQUIVALENT (IF USING AP CREDITS, AP SCORE MUST BE A 5).

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in the mathematical concepts commonly used in chemistry and which are needed for more advanced work including upper-division courses and/or research. Course topics include vectors and matrices, calculus of several variables, basis expansions, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and an introduction to group theory. Rather than presenting these topics in a highly theoretical manner, however, they are conveyed through the vehicle of and in the context of actual applications to real chemical problems. Concepts are enforced through in-class problem solving as well as weekly problem sets. Students will be encouraged to apply both analytical techniques as well as tools such as Matlab, Mathematica, or high-level programming languages such as Python.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Fall 2018

1
Dubravko Sabo
F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 25W4 C-5
1
Mark E Tuckerman
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 60FA 265

Spring 2019

1
Malgorzata Mandziuk
TR: 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM 25W4 C-8