Applied Maths for Chemists and Forensic Scientists - CHEM3640

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Mark Green checkmark-circle


An introduction to the core Mathematical skills required within the Chemical and Forensic Sciences. These core skills will be complemented with a variety of problem-solving applications in Chemistry and Forensic Science.


Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 20%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 20%
• Online Quiz 3 (1 hour) – 20%
• Assessed Worksheet (2 hours) – 40%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate fundamental numerical and mathematical skills, including algebra and functions, critical for across all scientific subject;
2. Demonstrate other basic numerical and mathematical skills, including trigonometry, calculus, and vectors, critical for the study of Chemistry;
3. Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in chemistry using appropriate mathematical skills.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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