This course will introduce the students to various basic mathematical methods for chemists. The methods involve error analysis, probability and statistics, linear algebra, vectors and matrices, first and second order differential equations and their solution. Students in 3rd year B.Sc or 1st year M.Sc are encouraged to take this course. The problem will be mathematical and hence the format of assignments and exams will be subjective problem solving which will be graded offline.

Week

Topics

1

Errors and Statistics.

2

Vectors and Vector spaces.

3

Matrics and Determinants.

4

Matrix operations.

5

First order ordinary differential equations.

6

Solution of First order ODEs, system of ODEs.

7

2nd oder ODEs.

8

Power Series method.

Basic knowledge of integration, differentiation, real and complex numbers, vectors and scalars. 2 years of undergraduate chemistry courses so students are familiar with kinetics, basic quantum mechanics and Boltzmann statistics. 1. Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, D.A. McQuarrie 2. Advanced Engineering Mathematics, E.L. Kreyszig.

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