Essential Mathematics for Chemists

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
John Gormally  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
160
Pub.-date
May 2000
ISBN13
9780130863454
ISBN
0130863459
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Description

Essential Mathematics for Chemists is ideally suited for students who have a limited mathematical background and who wish to build their confidence in the use of mathematics that is relevant to their chemistry studies. John Gormally has many years' experience of teaching mathematics to chemistry students and has set out specifically to address common difficulties in understanding the subject.  Assuming little knowledge of mathematics, this book first introduces basic skills in handling numbers before covering key topics relevant to chemistry including functions, elementary algebraic manipulation, differential and integral calculus and matrix algebra.  The order of the chapters reflects the way in which chemistry courses are often structured and relates to both lecture and laboratory courses.  Self-test questions are provided within the text and answers are given at the end of each chapter.  Together with the numerous worked examples and sets of graded problems provided, these will help students to acquire relevant skills and gain confidence.

Features

  • Recognises students' difficulties in understanding maths.
  • Covers essential maths for students of chemistry starting with handling numbers.
  • Numerous worked examples throughout the text.
  • 30 plus graded problems per chapter.
  • Self-test questions used in context.

Table of Contents

  1. Handling Numbers.
  2. Special Functions.
  3. Graphs.
  4. Elements of Algebra.
  5. Linear Equations and their Solution.
  6. Differential Calculus.
  7. Integral Calculus.
  8. Infinite Series.