Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in  ALL 

Major/Minor  ALL 
Course Type  
Offer in 2024  2025  Y N 
Course Code  CHEM1044 
Date  2024/10/11 19:52 
Enquiry for Course Details 
CHEM1044 Mathematics in chemistry (6 credits)  Academic Year  2024  

Offering Department  Chemistry  Quota  80  
Course Coordinator  Dr A M Y Yuen, Chemistry < maiyan@hku.hk >  
Teachers Involved 
(Dr A M Y Yuen,Chemistry) (Prof. J Z Liu,Chemistry) 

Course Objectives  Mathematical calculations are necessary to explore important concepts in chemistry. This course aims to equip students with a basic knowledge of some of the mathematics that will be used in courses covered in the Chemistrymajor curriculum to enable them to apply the mathematical skills to problems in chemistry. Students taking this course are expected to already have achieved level 2 or above in Module 1 or Module 2 of HKDSE Mathematics or equivalent, or a pass in MATH1011 University Mathematics I. As far as possible, the mathematical concepts covered in this course will be put in the context of chemical problems.  
Course Contents & Topics  Applying mathematical tools, such as Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Complex number, Vector, Matrix, Linear equation, Differential equation, in solving chemistry problems.  
Course Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


Prerequisites (and Corequisites and Impermissible combinations) 
Pass in CHEM1042 or already enrolled in this course; and Level 2 or above in Module 1 or Module 2 of HKDSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Pass in MATH1011 or SCNC1111 

Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 
2024 Major in Chemistry (Intensive)
(
Disciplinary Elective
)
2023 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2022 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2021 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2020 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective ) 

Course to PLO Mapping 
2024 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,4,5 >
2023 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,4,5 > 2022 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,4,5 > 2021 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,4,5 > 2020 Major in Chemistry (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,4,5 > 

Offer in 2024  2025  Y 2nd sem  Examination  May  
Offer in 2025  2026  Y  
Course Grade  A+ to F  
Grade Descriptors 


Communicationintensive Course  N  
Course Type  Lecturebased course  
Course Teaching & Learning Activities 


Assessment Methods and Weighting 


Required/recommended reading and online materials 
Graham Doggett, Martin Cockett: Maths for Chemists, 2nd Edition, RSC Erich Steiner: The Chemistry Maths Book, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press 

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