Intermediate Maths for Chemists

Chemistry Maths 2
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Chemistry Maths 2 teaches Maths from a “chemical” perspective and is the second of a three part series of texts taken during a first-year university course.
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John Parker has 39 years experience of teaching Chemists, and other scientists and engineers at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh. My research area was Physical and Analytical Chemistry (mass spectrometry) from 1966 onwards. My teaching was mostly in Physical and Analytical Chemistry for years 1 to 5...


Chemistry Maths 2 teaches Maths from a “chemical” perspective and is the second of a three part series of texts taken during a first-year university course. It is the Maths required by a Chemist, or Chemical Engineer, Chemical Physicist, Molecular Biologist, Biochemist or Biologist. Tutorial questions with fully worked solutions structured on a weekly basis to help the students to self-pace themselves are used. Coloured molecular structures, graphs and diagrams bring the text alive. Navigation between questions and their solutions is by page numbers used with your PDF reader.

About the author

I was pleased to respond to to write a textbook (which is split into 3 more manageable books, Introductory Maths for Chemists, Intermediate Maths for Chemists, and Advanced Maths for Chemists which should be studied in sequence) that would help chemistry students survive and enjoy the maths required for a chemistry degree. I developed and presented tutorials on maths to our first year chemistry students over several years at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. This formed the basis for these workbooks. I would like to thank the staff of Heriot-Watt University for their help; and thank the students who ‘suffered’ these tutorials, hopefully they helped them with their degrees and later careers. Most of all I would like to thank my wife Jennifer for her encouragement and help over many years.

Dr John Parker, BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC
Honorary Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1st edition 2012
2nd edition 2019

  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  1. Week 1: Chemistry and Differentiation
    1. Introduction
    2. Week 1 Tutorial Questions
    3. Week 1 Tutorial Solutions
  2. Week 2: Chemistry and Differentiation  
    1. Week 2 Tutorial Questions
    2. Week 2 Tutorial Solutions
  3. Week 3: Chemistry and First-Order Ordinary Differential Equations
    1. Introduction To Ordinary Differential Equations
    2. Week 3 Tutorial Questions
    3. Week 3 Tutorials Solutions
  4. Week 4: Chemistry & Second-Order Ordinary Differential Equations Week 4 Tutorial Questions
    1. Week 4 Tutorial Solutions
  5. Week 5: Chemistry and Advanced Integration
    1. Week 5 Tutorial Questions
    2. Week 5 Tutorial Solutions
  6. =Week 6 Chemical Applications of Integration
    1. Week 6 Tutorial Questions
    2. Week 6 Tutorial Solutions
  7. Week 7 Chemistry and Probability
    1. Week 7 Tutorial Questions
    2. Week 7 Tutorial Solutions
  8. Week 8 Chemistry and Probability
    1. Week 8 Tutorial Questions
    2. Week 8 Tutorial Solutions
  9. References
  10. List of Formulae