Short Title:Mathematical Methods
Full Title:Mathematical Methods
Module Code:MATH H2010
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Chemistry
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:NOEL GORMAN
Module Description:To provide the student with knowledge and practice in mathematical methods relevant to physical and inorganic chemistry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Carry out algebraic calculations with complex numbers.
LO2 Calculate products of matrices and solve linear equations using matrix methods.
LO3 Calculate eigenvalues and eigenvectors to obtain spectroscopic information.
LO4 Calculate Huckel determinants to obtain energy levels in hydrocarbon molecules.
LO5 Use partial differentiation to derive relations between thermodynamic quantities such as heat capacities, internal energy and entropy.
LO6 Use approximation techniques to evaluate integrals which cannot be calculated analytically.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment In class test. 1,2,3 20.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 80.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Course Content 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J.O. Bird & A.J.C. May 1982, "Technician Mathematics" (Levels 2 & 3), 2nd ed Ed., Longman
  • E. Steiner, 2001, “The Chemistry Maths Book”, Oxford Science
  • Paul Monk 2006, Maths for chemistry, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-19-927741-4]
  • D.M. Hirst 1993, “Mathematics for Chemists”, Macmillan
  • P. Tebbutt 1998, “Basic Mathematics for Chemists”, 2nd ed Ed., Wiley
  • Stephen K. Scott 1995, Beginning mathematics for chemistry [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-19-855930-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 5 Group Elective 2