2017 Mathematics for Chemistry II

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Undergraduate major in Chemistry
Okimoto Yoichi 
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Course description and aims

This is a lecture of mathematics (especially, complex functions and Fourier/Laplace transform etc. ) that is indispensable for those who study chemistry.
The goal is to fully understand mathematical techniques to calculate several complicated integrations and to solve some differential equations, as well as the physical and chemical meanings.

Student learning outcomes

The goal is to understand the meaning of each topics on mathematics and to fully put them to use as tools for study of chemistry.


Complex functions, Fouriertransform, Laplace transform

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each class consists of outline of basic topics, explanation of exercise problems, and introduction of related topics. Students are required to learn outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes under the instructor's guidance.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Complex number Can calculate complex numbers
Class 2 Application of complex number to chemistry Apply the knowlegde of complex number to chemistry
Class 3 Introduction of complex functions Can state what is complex functions
Class 4 Calculations of some integration using complex functions Can calculate integration of various complex functions
Class 5 Fourier transform Can calculate Fourier transform of various functions
Class 6 Laplace transform Can calculate Laplace transform of various functions
Class 7 Application of Fourier and Laplace transform to chemistry Apply the knowlegde of Fourier and Laplace transform to chemistry
Class 8 Application of mathematics to chemistry Apply obtained knowledge of mathematics to chemistry



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Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of basic topics of chemical mathematics covered in the course will be assessed by final exam.

Related courses

  • CAP.B216 : Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics)
  • CAP.B217 : Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Equilibrium)
  • CAP.B218 : Physical Chemistry III (Kinetics)

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