Basic mathematics and physics for undergraduate chemistry students according to the Eurobachelor® curriculum

Jens E.T. Andersen, D. Thorburn Burns, P. Hu

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Abstract

The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Science Division of Analytical Chemistry (EuCheMS-DAC) has suggested a curriculum for the bachelor degree. Discussions with colleagues confirmed similar difficulties in teaching thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. The basic mathematics and physics items that chemistry staff regarded as essential for chemistry students in the first 2 years of an undergraduate course were prepared. Universities are encouraged to support the use of practical classes, demonstrations, and laboratory work that promote the students' insight into classical mechanics. The reason for including electronics to the curriculum is to give students' skills to mend faulty electronic apparatus at a basic level, such as checking fuses, diodes, capacitors, and transistors. In parallel to quantum mechanics, electromagnetism is needed to understand the behaviour of electromagnetic radiation and radioactive decay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1464
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Volume403
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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