## CHEM1002: Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry

**Course Organizer: Dr Katherine B Holt**

**Lecturers: Dr Jamie Christie, Dr Andy Kerridge, Dr Andrew S Wills.**

Normal prerequisite: GCSE Maths

Units: 1/2

Course Evaluation: 2011/12 (pdf)

Moodle page: http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3499

#### Aims

The aim of this course is to provide those students who have not studied 'A' level Mathematics with the basic mathematical skills required for a degree in Chemistry.

#### Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to

- Manipulate simple algebraic expressions
- Sketch simple functions
- Use geometric progressions and series
- Perform differentiation and integration of functions with one variable
- Perform statistical analysis of data
- Use the Excel spreadsheet package

#### Course Structure

- Lectures: 39
- Tutorials: 0
- Labs: 0

#### Assessment

- Exam: 50% (3 X 1hours)
- Lab: 0%
- Coursework: 50%

#### Recommended Texts

- "Foundations of Science Mathematics" by D S Sivia and S G Rawlings, Oxford Chemistry Primers Series (no 77), Oxford University Press.
- "Maths for Chemists" Vol I and II, MCR Cockett and G Doggett, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2004
- "Maths for Chemistry" by Paul Monk, Oxford University Press, 2006

#### Further Reading

- "Foundations of Science Mathematics: worked problems" by D S Sivia and S G Rawlings, Oxford Chemistry Primers Series (no 82), Oxford University Press.

### Course Outline

This is a core 1st year Chemistry course for Chemistry with Management and Chemistry with a European Language students who do not have an 'A' level in Mathematics.

Students studying this course take a selection of the modules from the 1001 course. Assessment on this course will be made on the basis of coursework (50%) and written examinations (50 minutes each) at the end of each module (50%). There is no final examination for this course.

**Module 1: Fundamentals of algebra (ASW) **Equations;
functions; powers; rearranging equations; factorising; solving
simultaneous equations; quadratic equations; sketching functions;
logarithms and exponentials; trigonometric functions; series and
progressions.

**Module 2: Calculus of functions with one variable (JC) **Differentiation;
simple rules for differentiation; differentiating special functions
(e.g. exp, ln, sin, cos); product rule; quotient rule; functions of
functions; second derivatives; integration; evaluating integrals;
properties of integrals; integration by substitution; integrating by
parts; solving differential equations by separation of variables.

**Module 3: Statistics and data analysis (AK) **Students
will use the Excel spreadsheet package to perform statistical analysis
of data in this module. Mean; deviation from the mean; symmetry of data;
probability distributions; permutations and combinations; Gaussian
distribution; analysis of more than one variable; regression analysis;
error propagation (including logs and exponentials).