0.5 Credit

Chemists, biochemists and chemical biologists need to understand the mathematical basis for models that describe chemical systems and as experimental scientists they need to understand statistics as applied to interpreting chemical data. In this course the emphasis is on describing chemical systems using mathematical notation and on using statistics to interpret chemical systems given these mathematical models. Solution to problems will be done using available computer software. Examples will be selected from areas of interest to the students but could include genomics, bioinformatics, kinetics, mixture resolution techniques, principal component analysis, multiple linear regression, experimental design, parameter optimization, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics and environmental problems.