Module Overview

Mathematics 1

This module covers the areas of algebra, statistics and functions as applied to chemistry.
The aim of this module is to provide the student with a knowledge of fundamental mathematics for chemistry.

Module Code

MATH 1601

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Numbers, factors, fractions, percentages, scientific Notation, simple algebra, operators, BOMDAS, rearranging algebraic equations, complex arrangements, factorising, quadratic equations, polynomials, Binomial theorem, linear inequalities


Plotting graphs, equation of straight line, intersections of graphs, linear programming.

Powers, Indices, Logs

Powers, exponentials, logarithms, linearising non-linear functions.

Complex Numbers

The imaginary unit i , operations with complex numbers, polar form, complex polynomials.


Recording data, averages, mean, median, mode, standard deviation.

Lectures supported by problem-solving sessions.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50