T TH 5:00-6:20
This material is presented for students who are scheduled to enroll in Physical Chemistry in the fall semester subsequent to this course. This material is important for other advanced science classes at the undergraduate level. Course material in Physical Chemistry II, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, elements of physics and engineering courses, as well as applications of mathematics for math majors are covered in the material presented in this semester.
Mathematics for the physical sciences is a practical application of mathematics, and there will be theory presented as needed, but most information will be presented with an applications format. Student performance will be measured by examinations (and these will be open text), quizzes and homework. All homework will be graded, so this must be turned in on time without exception. Solutions to quiz material and selected homework will be posted before each exam. Homework as a group for mutual assistance is acceptable, but final solutions must be individual.
Utilizing mathematical software and advanced calculators is acceptable but be aware that you will not have computer software available during examinations and quizzes.
I. Series I. Complex Numbers III. Linear Algebra IV. Partial Differentiation V. Multivariate Integration VI. Vector Analysis (Chapters 1-6 in Boas, 3rd edition)
Exams will occur when the material for two chapter lecture segments is completed in class.
Text required: Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 3rd edition.
-Three exams at 100 points/exam; a comprehensive final exam at 200 points
-Quizzes will be offered randomly without notice. Be prepared for each lecture.
-10 Homework sets at 25 points/ set.
The grading scale will be: 88-100 = A; 76-87 = B; 64-75 = C; 50-63 = D; Below 50 = F