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Maths for Chemistry : A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations - Paul Monk

Maths for Chemistry

A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations

Paperback Published: 27th April 2010
ISBN: 9780199541294
Number Of Pages: 560

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Mathematical skills and concepts lie at the heart of chemistry; however, they are also often the aspects of the subject that students fear the most. Now in a new edition, Maths for Chemistry addresses the challenges faced by many students in acquiring the math skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemistry. Working from basic yet essential principles, this unique text builds students' confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way, moving from basic algebra all the way to quantum mathematics. Employing a modular structure, authors Paul Monk and Lindsey J. Munro present the material in short, manageable sections in order to keep the content as accessible as possible.
Opening with an introduction to the "language" of math and the fundamental rules of algebra, Maths for Chemistry goes on to cover powers, indices, logs and exponential functions, graphical functions, and trigonometry before leading students through both differentiation and integration and on to quantum mathematics. It is the first book of its kind to use chemical examples throughout in order to demonstrate the relevance of mathematical concepts to the study of chemistry. The volume is enhanced by definitions of all key terms, self-check questions, and extensive end-of-chapter problems. A Companion Website features additional resources for both students and instructors.
New to this Edition:
* Substantially expanded content featuring eight new chapters including Matrices, Vectors and Determinants, and Complex Numbers
* Updated references and links to useful websites
* New multiple-choice questions available on the Companion Website

Industry Reviews

`Review from previous edition I think this text will be one of the best in its area, and should be far more suitable to the current level of chemistry undergraduate than most of its competitors...Half the battle with chemistry students is trying to persuade them that maths is not that difficult, and this book goes a long way to making mathematics understandable, as well as showing it to be a crucial tool for chemists to use.' Paul May, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK  

List of abbreviations and symbolsInstructions for the tutorInstructions for the student1: Ways of displaying numbers2: Algebra I: Introducing notation, nomenclature, symbols, and operators3: Algebra II: The correct order to perform a series of operations: BODMAS4: Algebra III: Simplification and elementary rearrangements5: Algebra IV: The use of fractions6: Algebra V: Rearranging equations according to the rules of algebra7: Algebra VI: Simplifying equations: brackets and factorising8: Graphs I: Introducing pictorial representations of functions9: Graphs II: The equation of a straight line10: Graphs VII: Solving simultaneous linear equations11: Powers I: Introducing indices and powers12: Powers II: Logarithms and exponentials13: Powers III: Obtaining linear graphs from non-linear functions14: Statistics I: Averages and Simple data analysis15: Statistis II: Treatment and assessment of errors16: Trigonometry17: Differentiation I: Introduction, tangents, rates of change, and first principles18: Differentiation II: Differentiating other functions19: Differentiation III: Differentiating functions of functions: the chain rule20: Differentiation IV: The product and quotient rules21: Differentiation V: Maxima and minima on graphs: second differentials22: Differentiation VI: Partial differentiation and polar coordinates23: Integration I: Reversing the process of differentiation24: Integration II: Separating the variables and integration with limits25: Integration III: Integration by parts, by substitution, and integration tables26: Integration IV: Area and volume determination27: Quantum mathematics I: Matrices and determinants28: Quantum mathematics II: Vectors29: Quantum mathematics III: Complex numbers30: Dimensional analysisAppendicesAnswers to all self-test problemsBibliographyGlossaryChemical IndexChemistry indexMathematics index

ISBN: 9780199541294
ISBN-10: 0199541299
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 27th April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.165
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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