Mathematics of Chemistry

PREREQUISITES: MATH-UA 122 with a C or better or AP Calculus BC with a 4 or 5 or equivalent.

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.






Spring 2022

Terrence Hopkins
W: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 25W4 C-18
Alexej Jerschow
TR: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM SILV 506

Fall 2022

Tamar Schlick
MW: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM SILV 515