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ERIC Number: ED018373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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THE UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM OF STUDENTS IN CHEMISTRY. A REPORT OF A CONFERENCE SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON COLLEGE CHEMISTRY AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS.
KING, L.C.
REPORTED ARE THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF A PANEL ESTABLISHED BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON COLLEGE CHEMISTRY (ACCC) WORKING COOPERATIVELY WITH THE COMMITTEE ON THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS (CUPM). THE FUNCTION OF THIS PANEL WAS TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS PREPARATION OF CHEMISTRY STUDENTS. A SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO ABOUT 70 CHEMISTS REPRESENTING A WIDE RANGE OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVOR. RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF A WIDE RANGE OF MATHEMATICS COMMONLY ENCOUNTERED IN VARIOUS PROGRAMS, RELEVANT TO THREE TYPES OF CHEMISTRY CURRICULA--(1) TERMINAL PROGRAMS, (2) PROGRAMS LEADING TO CONTINUED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY OR OTHER FIELDS, NOT ORIENTED TOWARD PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, AND (3) PROGRAMS APPROPRIATE TO CONTINUED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY OR RELATED FIELDS OF A PHYSICAL NATURE (PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL PHYSICS). IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS A BROAD AREA OF MATHEMATICS THROUGH CALCULUS WHICH SEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL STUDENTS MAJORING IN CHEMISTRY, REGARDLESS OF THEIR DEGREE PROGRAM. BEYOND THIS, IF A STUDENT IS INCLINED TOWARD GRADUATE WORK IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, MORE MATHEMATICS IS DESIRABLE. THE OPINIONS GATHERED PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR A CONFERENCE HELD IN ATLANTA, FEBRUARY, 1967, WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH ACCC AND CUPM. THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THAT GROUP WHICH ARE DISCUSSED UNDER THE TOPIC HEADINGS (1) INTRODUCTION, (2) THE BASIC PROGRAM, (3) ADVANCED TOPICS, (4) THE ROLE OF COMPUTATION, (5) PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, (6) IMPLEMENTATION, AND (7) ESSENTIAL COURSE CONTENT. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON COLLEGE CHEMISTRY, SUITE 1124, 701 WELCH ROAD, PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA 94304. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.; Advisory Council on Coll. Chemistry.
Identifiers: Advisory Council on College Chemistry