About the course
This course will introduce the students to various basic mathematical methods for chemists. The methods involve error analyis, probability and statistics, linear algebra, vectors and matrices, first and second order differential equations and their solution. Students in 3rd year B Sc or 1st year M Sc are encouraged to take this course. All the assignments and the final examination will be of objective type.
M Sc 1st year, B Sc 3rd year
Basic knowledge of integration, differentiation, real and complex numbers, vectors and scalars. 2 years of undergraduate chemistry courses so students are familiar with kinetics, basic quantum mechanics and Boltzmann statistics.
Industries that will recognize this course
Companies involved in molecular modeling may be interested in this as a precursor to advanced courses on molecular modeling
Prof. Madhav Ranganathan has been a faculty in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur since 2007. His research interests are statistical mechanics of crystal growth and theoretical biophysics. His main teaching interests are in Physical Chemistry, especially more theoretically inclined courses. He has taught several courses at IIT Kanpur at undergraduate, masters and doctorate levels. He has taught Mathematics for Chemistry at IIT Kanpur several times and this has influenced the material for this course. On his website, http://home.iitk.ac.in/~madhavr ,it is possible to find details of several courses taught by him.
Week 1 : Errors and Statistics
Week 2 : Vectors and Vector spaces
Week 3 : Matrics and Determinants
Week 4 : Matrix operations
Week 5: First order ordinary differential equations
Week 6: Solution of First order ODEs, system of ODEs.
Week 7: 2nd oder ODEs
Week 8: Power Series
List of reference
1. Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, D.A. McQuarrie
Advanced Engineering Mathematics, E.L. Kreyszig.
More details about the course
Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_cy02
Course duration: 08 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 20 February 2017-14 April 2017
Date of exam: 23 April,2017
Time of exam: Shift 1: 9am-12noon;Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
Exam Fee:The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid.More details will be made available when the exam registration from is published.