ISBN : 9780199541294

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¥5,478

- Pages
- 560 Pages

- Format
- Paperback

- Size
- 197 x 247 mm

- Pub date
- Apr 2010

- The first text of its type to use chemical examples throughout to demonstrate the relevance of mathematical concepts to the study of chemistry, and help motivate the student
- All key terms are clearly defined, ensuring that the student can grasp the 'language' of maths without being intimidated by unfamiliar jargon
- Self-check questions throughout enable the student to check their understanding as they progress through the book, making the learning process more effective
- Extensive end of chapter problems provide the lecturer with an invaluable resource for either formative or summative assessment
- Online Resource Centre features additional resources for students and lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text

**New to this Edition:**

- Substantially expanded content with eight new chapters covering topics including dimensional analysis, partial differentials, matrices, vectors and determinants, and complex numbers
- Updated references and links to useful websites
- New multiple choice questions available on the Online Resource Centre

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 confidence by 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 quantum mathematics.

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 Centre**

The Online Resource Centre to accompany *Maths for Chemistry* features:

For students:

· Multiple choice questions

Index:

**Preface to the second edition****Instructions for the tutor****Instructions for the student****Symbols**

1: The display of numbers:*Standard factors, scientific notation, significant figures and decimal places*

2: Algebra I:* Introducing notation, nomenclature, symbols, and operators*

3: Algebra II: *The correct order to perform a series of operations: BODMAS*

4: Algebra III: *Simplification and elementary rearrangements*

5: Algebra IV: *Fractions and percentages*

6: Algebra V: *Rearranging equations according to the rules of algebra*

7: Algebra VI:*Simplifying equations: brackets and factorising*

8: Graphs I:*Pictorial representations of functions*

9: Graphs II:*The equation of a straight line graph*

10: Algebra VII:*Solving simultaneous linear equations*

11: Powers I:*Introducing indices and powers*

12: Powers II:*Exponentials and logarithms*

13: Powers III: *Obtaining linear grahs from non-linear functions*

14: Statistics I:*Averages and Simple data analysis*

15: Statistis II:*Treatment and assessment of errors*

16: Trigonometry

17: Differentiation I:*Rates of change, tangents, and differentiation*

18: Differentiation II:*Differentiating Other Functions*

19: Differentiation III:*Differentiating functions of functions: the chain rule*

20: Differentiation IV:*The product rule and the quotient rule*

21: Differentiation V:*Maxima and minima on graphs: second differentials*

22: Differentiation VI:*Partial differentiation and polar coordinates*

23: Integration I:*Reversing the process of differentiation*

24: Integration II:*Separating the variables and integration with limits*

25: Integration III:*Integration by parts, by substitution, and integration tables*

26: Integration IV:* Area and volume determination*

27: Matrices

28: Vectors

29: Complex numbers

30: Dimensional analysis

Answers to self-test questions

Glossary

Bibliography

Sources of the examples

Index

"The new edition of Maths for Chemistry extends, expands and improves on the excellent first edition. Changes include new chapters covering more introductory material as well as more advanced material, making this the most comprehensive mathematics text book specifically written for chemists that I have seen.” - REviews, The Higher Education Academy UK Physical Sciences Centre"

"The book is well written throughout and has an admirable step-by-step approach to teaching" - **Chemistry World
**

"Maths for Chemistry is the best mathematical toolkit currently available to chemists." -