Mathematics for Physical Chemistry

Mathematics for Physical Chemistry

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Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Third Edition, is the ideal text for students and physical chemists who want to sharpen their mathematics skills. It can help prepare the reader for an undergraduate course, serve as a supplementary text for use during a course, or serve as a reference for graduate students and practicing chemists. The text concentrates on applications instead of theory, and, although the emphasis is on physical chemistry, it can also be useful in general chemistry courses.

The Third Edition includes new exercises in each chapter that provide practice in a technique immediately after discussion or example and encourage self-study. The first ten chapters are constructed around a sequence of mathematical topics, with a gradual progression into more advanced material. The final chapter discusses mathematical topics needed in the analysis of experimental data.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 180.3 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 929.88g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0125083475
  • 9780125083478

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"The text is extremely clear and concise delivering exactly what the student needs to know in a pinch - nothing more, nothing less. It is an indispensable resource for any student of physical chemistry."
-Gregory S. Engel, Harvard University

"Mathematics for Physical Chemistry is a comprehensive review of many useful mathematical topics...The book would be useful for anyone studying physical chemistry."
-Daniel B. Lawson, University of Michigan-Dearborn

"The student will derive benefit from the clarity, and the professional from a concise compilation of techniques stressing application rather than theory. Recommended."
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About Robert G. Mortimer

Robert Mortimer has been a professor of chemistry at Rhodes College since 1981. He is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship as well as a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
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Table of contents

1 Numbers, Measurements and Numerical Mathematics
2 Symbolic Mathematics and Mathematical Functions
3 The Solution of Algebraic Equations
4 Mathematical Functions and Differential Calculus
5 Integral Calculus
6 Mathematical Series and Transforms
7 Calculus With Several Independent Variables
8 Differential Equations
9 Operators, Matrices,and Group Theory
10 The Solution of Simultaneous Algebraic Equations
11 The Treatment of Experimental Data
A Values of Physical Constants
B Some Mathematical Formulas and Identities
C Infinite Series
D A Short Table of Derivatives
E A Short Table of Indefinite Integrals
F A Short Table of Definite Integrals
G Some Integrals with Exponentials in the Integrands: The Error Function
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"The text is a fairly easy read, well laid out, and laced with examples that serve to illustrate several concepts at once, thus obviating the necessity of hundreds more. The student will derive benefit from the clarity, and the professional from a concise compilation of techniques stressing application rather than theory. As such this book will be useful to a wide range of physical scientists and engineers, as well as the interested life scientist. My summary: Recommended."
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