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Recognizes the reality of chemical education, and the challenges faced by many students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemistry. This book offers a carefully-structured and steadily-paced introduction to the essential mathematical concepts which all chemistry students should master.

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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 fundamental principles, the book builds the student's confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way. Opening with an introduction to the 'language' of maths and essential 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. 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.

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This book brings something new to the market: a student-friendly text with discussion on the use of mathematical tools in chemistry. I will be recommending it to undergraduates. Annette Taylor, Chemistry World, June 2006 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

Dr. Paul Monk is Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Materials at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, where he has lectured and researched since 1991. He is the author of two textbooks, Electroanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Fundamental Applications (2001) and Physical Chemistry--Exploring our Chemical World (2004).

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

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Maths for Chemistry: A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations by Paul Monk

Paul Monk

Used - Very Good

Paperback

Oxford University Press

2006-03-09

328

0199277419

9780199277414

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