Inhalt
[ 663MAPHIMAK19 ] KV Introduction to Mathematics





Workload 
Education level 
Study areas 
Responsible person 
Hours per week 
Coordinating university 
1,5 ECTS 
B1  Bachelor's programme 1. year 
Mathematics 
Evelyn Buckwar 
1 hpw 
Johannes Kepler University Linz 



Detailed information 
Original study plan 
Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2022W 
Objectives 
The aim of this course is to level the basic mathematical knowledge of all beginning students coming from different educational backgrounds. It should prepare them for the follow up courses in mathematics which take place after this introductory lecture.

Subject 
The following elementary mathematical topics are brought up:
Types of numbers, order of algebraic operations, rules of computing with fractions, definitions and calculation rules for sets and intervals; dealing with percentages, ratios, concentrations and proportions; definitions and rules for powers; scientific notation and orders of magnitude; solving linear equations; solving quadratic equations, binomial formulas and factorising formulas; logarithms, solving equations involving roots or absolute values, solving transcendental and rational equations; division of polynomials; solving inequalities; basic trigonometry and solving trigonometric equalities. The students will be presented with the material, i.e. the formulae and mathematical rules, as well as calculated examples. During the lecture they will get exercises to work through and present their results.

Criteria for evaluation 
compulsory attendance, written examination

Changing subject? 
No 
Further information 
 The Chemistry Maths Book, Erich Steiner, Oxford University Press, 1996, ISBN 0198559135
 Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Robert G. Mortimer, Elsevier, 2005, ISBN 0125083475
 Maths for Chemistry: A chemist's toolkit of calculations, Paul Monk and Lindsey J. Munro, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 0199541299
 Mathematics for Chemists, .G. Francis, Springer, 1984, ISBN 9789401089500
Until term 2019S known as: 290MAFSIMAK18 KV Introduction to Mathematics

Corresponding lecture 
in collaboration with 663MAPHMA1V18: VL Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 1 (3 ECTS) + 663MAPHMA1U18: UE Applications of Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 1 (3 ECTS) + 663MAPHMA2V18: VL Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 2 (3 ECTS) + 663MAPHMA2U18: UE Applications of Mathematics for Biological Chemistry 2 (1,5 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)




Onsite course 
Maximum number of participants 
35 
Assignment procedure 
Direct assignment 


