10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: GCSE Maths grade B or above, but below A level Maths grade C

Aims/Description: This module is designed to provide the mathematical basis, understanding, intuition, and skills required for chemistry at degree level. The course begins by introducing differentiation as a rate of change. The general rules of differentiation are introduced, and applied to specific classes of function. In the second part of the course, integration and basic differential equations will be introduced. Application to practical chemical problems will be used and the concepts related to other chemistry units.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students within the Department of Chemistry

Staff Contact: Prof N H Williams
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Mid-term assessment

Notes: This module is an approved component of degree programmes recognised and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

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