[ 663MAPHMA1U18 ] UE Applications of Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 1

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Mathematics Evelyn Buckwar 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2019W
Objectives This course provides the practical application and training for the students concerning the material, formulae and techniques presented in the lecture course Mathematics I. The students are given well-explained sample exercises and a range of exercises to go through to develop their mathematical skills.
Subject The following mathematical topics are covered, these are the same topics as those of the corresponding lecture course:

Vectors: Basic definition of two, three and N-dimensional vectors, components of and algebraic calculations with vectors, coordinate systems, bases and linear independence of vectors, sscalar product and cross product of vectors, projection and orthogonality of vectors.

Functions: Definition, representations and examples of functions; symmetry, invertability and composition of functions; fundamental functions (polynomials, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions etc) and their qualitative properties; sequences and series and limits of sequences and series; limits and continuity of functions; differentiation, extreme values of functions, convexity/concavity of functions, full analysis of qualitative properties of functions.
Criteria for evaluation The criteria for successful completion of the tutorial course involve

  1. regular attendance
  2. active participation (at least two in-class presentations during the semester)
  3. correct weekly homework assignments.
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information
  • The Chemistry Maths Book, Erich Steiner, Oxford University Press, 1996, ISBN 0-19-855913-5
  • Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Robert G. Mortimer, Elsevier, 2005, ISBN 0-12-508347-5
  • Maths for Chemistry: A chemist's toolkit of calculations, Paul Monk and Lindsey J. Munro, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 0-19-954129-9
  • Mathematics for Chemists, .G. Francis, Springer, 1984, ISBN 978-94-010-8950-0
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with
663MAPHMA1V18: VL Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 1 (3 ECTS) + 663MAPHIMAK19: KV Introduction to Mathematics (1,5 ECTS) +
663MAPHMA2V18: VL Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 2 (3 ECTS) + 663MAPHMA2U18: UE Applications of Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 2 (3 ECTS)
equivalent to

BCBPMVOMAT1: VO Mathematics for Chemists 1 (2,6 ECTS) + BCBPMUEMTH1: UE Exercises in Mathematics for Chemists 1 (3,2 ECTS) +
BCBPMVOMAT2: VO Mathematics for Chemists 2 (2,6 ECTS) + BCBPMUEMTH2: UE Exercises in Mathematics for Chemists 2 (3,2 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Direct assignment