Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byArvind Varma, Massimo Morbidelli

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Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering builds on students' knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, employing appropriate examples and applications from chemical engineering to illustrate the techniques. It provides an integrated treatment of linear operatortheory from determinants through partial differential equations, featuring an extensive chapter on nonlinear ordinary differential equations as well as strong coverage of first-order partial differential equations and perturbation methods. Numerous high-quality diagrams and graphics support theconcepts and solutions. Many examples are included throughout the text, and a large number of well-conceived problems at the end of each chapter reinforce the concepts presented. Also, in some cases the results of the mathematical analysis are compared with experimental data--a unique feature for amathematical book. The text offers instructors the flexibility to cover all of the material presented or to select a few methods to teach, so that they may cultivate the specific mathematical skills which are most appropriate for their students. The topical coverage provides a good balance between material whichcan be taught in a one-year course and the techniques that chemical engineers need to know to effectively model, analyze, and carry out numerical simulations of chemical engineering processes, with an emphasis on developing techniques which can be used in applications. Mathematical Methods inChemical Engineering serves as both an ideal text for chemical engineering students in advanced mathematical methods courses and a comprehensive reference in mathematical methods for chemical engineering practitioners in academic institutions and industry.

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Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering builds on students' knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, employing appropriate examples and applications from chemical engineering to illustrate the techniques. It provides an integrated treatment of linear operatortheory from determinants through partial differ...

Arvind Varma is at University of Notre Dame. Massimo Morbidelli is at ETH Zurich.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 6.61 × 9.45 × 1.46 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195098218

ISBN - 13:9780195098211

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Table of Contents

1. Matrices and Their Application2. First-Order Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations and Stability Theory3. Theory of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)4. Series Solutions and Special Functions5. Fundamentals of Partial Differential Equations6. First-Order Partial Differential Equations7. Generalized Fourier Transform Methods for Linear Partial Differential Equations8. Laplace Transform9. Perturbation Methods

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"A very good book devoted to classical methods of mathematics applied to chemical engineering problems."--Bruce A. Finlayson, University of Washington