ConfChem Conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction: Applied Mathematics for Chemistry Majors

Rachel Neville, Patrick D. Shipman, Nancy E. Levinger, Amber T. Krummel

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1438-1439
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume95
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 14 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Mathematics/Symbolic Mathematics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Upper-Division Undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education

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