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 linear algebra- scalars, vectors, matrices.
Integration, Differentiation, BSc level Chemistry
Complex variables
Mathematical Methods for Physicists: Arfken and Weber
Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences: Mary L. Boas
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