Details of LS5203 (Spring 2020)

Level: 5 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS5203 Basic Mathematics and Computational Biology Neelanjana Sengupta

This course is meant for Biologists with little introduction to Mathematics. Each section will be taught and numerous examples directly relevant to biological data will be worked out.


  • Introduction: Scientific Notation, Powers, Units and Conversions, Dimensional Analysis, Amounts, Dilution, Concentrations

  • Understanding equations: Plotting simple equations, manipulating equations, extracting information

  • Logarithms; Exponential equations; Parameter extraction

  • Basics of differential equations with biological applications

  • Probability and statistics; Distributions; Central Limit Theorem

  • Data organization, plotting and handling; curve fitting

  • Introduction to computational biology: Basics of sequence and structure analysis; Basics of molecular simulations in biology

School level Mathematics


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Elective
2 IP 4 Elective
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 10 Not Allowed
7 RS 1 Core
8 RS 2 Core