Maths for Chemistry: A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations
A Paperback edition by Paul Monk in English (Mar 9, 2006)
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 fundamental principles, the book builds students' confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way.
Opening with an introduction to the "language" of maths and the essential rules of algebra, the book goes on to cover powers, indices, logs and exponential functions, graphical functions, and trigonometry. It then leads students through both differentiation and integration.
The book's modular structure 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 that all chemistry students should master.
A Companion Website for instructors features figures from the book (available for download) and solutions to end-of-chapter problems.
Maths for Chemistry Paperback edition by Paul Monk
- Paul Monk
- Oxford University Press
- Publication date
- Mar 9, 2006
- Product dimensions
- 191 x 241 x 18mm
INTRODUCTION; Ways of displaying numbers; Algebra I: Notation, nomenclature, symbols and operators; Algebra II: The order of performing an operation: BODMAS; Algebra III: Simple rearrangements and cancelling; Algebra IV: Rearranging equations according to the rules of algebra; Algebra V: Brackets and factorising; Graphs I: Introduction to the pictorial representations of relationships; Graphs II: The equation of a straight line; Graphs III: Straight lines that intersect; Powers I: Introducing indices and powers; Powers II: Exponentials and logarithms; Powers III: Curved graphs; Trigonometry and geometry; Differentiation I: Introduction, tangents, rates of change, and first principles; Differentiation II: Other functions; Differentiation III: The chain rule; Differentiation IV: The product and quotient rules; Differentiation V: Maxima and minima, second differentials; Integration I: Introduction and indefinite integrals; Integration II: Definite integrals, separating variables and areas; APPENDICES; Averages and data analysis; Assessment and treatment of errors; Answers to self-assessment questions (SAQs); List of abbreviations and symbols; BIBLIOGRAPHY I: THE MATHEMATICS; BIBLIOGRAPHY II: THE CHEMISTRY; INDEX