Maths for Chemistry: A chemists toolkit of calculations

Paperback | May 15, 2010

byPaul Monk, Lindsey J. Munro

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Mathematical skills and concepts lie at the heart of chemistry, yet they are an aspect of the subject that students fear the most.Maths for Chemistry recognizes the reality of chemical education today, and the challenges faced by many students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemistry. Working from basic yet essential principles, the book builds the student's confidenceby leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way from basic algebra to quantum mathematics.Opening with an introduction to the 'language' of maths and fundamental rules of algebra, the book goes on to cover powers, indices, logs and exponential functions, graphical functions, and trigonometry, before leading the student through both differentiation and integration and on to quantummathematics. With its modular structure, the book presents material in short, manageable sections to keep the content as accessible and readily digestible as possible. Maths for Chemistry is the perfect introduction to the essential mathematical concepts which all chemistry students should master.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Maths for Chemistry features:For students:* Multiple choice questionsFor lecturers:* Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation* Solutions to end of chapter problems, to aid assessment

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Mathematical skills and concepts lie at the heart of chemistry, yet they are an aspect of the subject that students fear the most.Maths for Chemistry recognizes the reality of chemical education today, and the challenges faced by many students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemi...

Revd Dr Paul Monk is Team Vicar at Medlock Head Parish in Oldham and was Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Materials at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, where he lectured and researched since 1991. Dr Monk gained a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a PhD on electrochemistry from the Univ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.83 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface to the second editionInstructions for the tutorInstructions for the studentSymbols1. The display of numbers: Standard factors, scientific notation, significant figures and decimal places2. Algebra I: Introducing notation, nomenclature, symbols, and operators3. Algebra II: The correct order to perform a series of operations: BODMAS4. Algebra III: Fractions and percentages5. 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: Pictorial representations of functions9. Graphs II: The equation of a straight line graph10. Graphs VII: Solving simultaneous linear equations11. Powers I: Introducing indices and powers12. Powers II: Exponentials and logarithms13. 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: Rates of change, tangents, and differentiation18. Differentiation II: Differentiating other functions19. Differentiation III: Differentiating functions of functions: the chain rule20. Differentiation IV: The product rule and the quotient rule21. 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. Matrices28. Vectors29. Complex numbers30. Dimensional analysisAppendicesAnswers to self-test questionsGlossaryBibliographySources of the examplesIndex

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"This is a 'must buy' book for any chemistry undergraduate who finds mathematics a challenge. In contrast to some of the other 'mathematics for scientists' books on the market, the material is presented in a manner that does not intimidate. The book is well written and each mathematical step,however small, is clearly explained." --Education in Chemistry, January 2007