# Chemistry calculation methods

7.5 ECTS creditsInstruction is in the form of lectures, exercises, and seminars.

Some components are based on self-study, and it is important for students to be able to read and understand course literature in English.

The course includes a number of integrated parallel components focused on chemical kinetics, chemical reactions, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, molecular description, statistics, and graphical methods. The following mathematical concepts and methods are covered:

- the definition and calculation principles of the derivative, derivatives of elementary functions, and implicit derivation

- increasing and decreasing functions, polar extremes, asymptotes, and limit values

- primitive functions, partial integration, and integration of elementary functions

- ordinary differential equations to describe the zeroth, first, and second order of kinetics and connected processes

- polar coordinates, complex numbers, linear equation systems, and matrix algebra

- computer-based methods for solving linear equation systems

- graphical methods, both manual and computer-based

- basic statistics, expected value, variance, probability, uncertainty, accuracy, error propagation, and significance

The mathematical concepts and methods are related in the course to calculation methods for chemical systems.

Some components are based on self-study, and it is important for students to be able to read and understand course literature in English.

The course includes a number of integrated parallel components focused on chemical kinetics, chemical reactions, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, molecular description, statistics, and graphical methods. The following mathematical concepts and methods are covered:

- the definition and calculation principles of the derivative, derivatives of elementary functions, and implicit derivation

- increasing and decreasing functions, polar extremes, asymptotes, and limit values

- primitive functions, partial integration, and integration of elementary functions

- ordinary differential equations to describe the zeroth, first, and second order of kinetics and connected processes

- polar coordinates, complex numbers, linear equation systems, and matrix algebra

- computer-based methods for solving linear equation systems

- graphical methods, both manual and computer-based

- basic statistics, expected value, variance, probability, uncertainty, accuracy, error propagation, and significance

The mathematical concepts and methods are related in the course to calculation methods for chemical systems.

Progressive specialisation:
G1F (has less than 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)

Education level:
Undergraduate level

Admission requirements:
Registered for 60 ECTS credits in Chemistry, with 30 ECTS credits completed, and upper secondary level Mathematics 4, or equivalent

Selection:

Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.

### This course is included in the following programme

- Drug Analysis - Bachelor Programme in Chemistry (studied during year 2)