TY - JOUR

T1 - ConfChem Conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction

T2 - Applied Mathematics for Chemistry Majors

AU - Neville, Rachel

AU - Shipman, Patrick D.

AU - Levinger, Nancy E.

AU - Krummel, Amber T.

N1 - Funding Information:
A.T.K. acknowledges funding support from the National Science Foundation under Grant CHE-1255658.
Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

PY - 2018/8/14

Y1 - 2018/8/14

N2 - To succeed in physical chemistry courses, students need competence with a significant amount of mathematics, including ordinary and partial differential equations and linear operators. This can present a barrier to student success because many of these topics are not taught in the traditional prerequisite calculus sequence. Through a collaboration of the Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics, Colorado State University has developed and implemented a two-semester sequence of courses, Applied Mathematics for Chemists, aimed specifically at providing students with the mathematical tools necessary for success in physical chemistry. This report summarizes one of the invited papers to the ConfChem online conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction, held from October 23 to November 27, 2017, and hosted by the ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE).

AB - To succeed in physical chemistry courses, students need competence with a significant amount of mathematics, including ordinary and partial differential equations and linear operators. This can present a barrier to student success because many of these topics are not taught in the traditional prerequisite calculus sequence. Through a collaboration of the Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics, Colorado State University has developed and implemented a two-semester sequence of courses, Applied Mathematics for Chemists, aimed specifically at providing students with the mathematical tools necessary for success in physical chemistry. This report summarizes one of the invited papers to the ConfChem online conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction, held from October 23 to November 27, 2017, and hosted by the ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE).

KW - Curriculum

KW - Mathematics/Symbolic Mathematics

KW - Physical Chemistry

KW - Upper-Division Undergraduate

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U2 - 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00107

DO - 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00107

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85051553730

VL - 95

SP - 1438

EP - 1439

JO - Journal of Chemical Education

JF - Journal of Chemical Education

SN - 0021-9584

IS - 8

ER -