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Published: 31 January 2008

684 Pages | numerous figures


ISBN: 9780199205356

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The Chemistry Maths Book

Second Edition

Erich Steiner

  • Broad coverage captures all the key mathematical concepts and theories with which a chemist should be familiar, making it the ideal reference throughout your studies.
  • The author's unfussy approach lets the subject speak for itself, using a combination of straightforward explanations and reinforcing examples.
  • The much-praised lucid writing style leads the student through even the most challenging topics in a steady, engaging way.
  • Extensive range of worked examples demonstrate every important concept and method in the text, to help the student grasp the material being presented.
  • End of chapter exercises encourage the student to learn through hands-on practice.
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for registered adopters of the text, to facilitate its use in teaching.

New to this Edition:

  • Contents reorganized to link the text and examples more closely with the exercises at the end of each chapter: it is now easier for the reader to try for themselves the exercises that are directly relevant to the topic they have been reading.
  • Material within some chapters has been reorganized to make the development of the subject more logical.
  • Extensive changes to chapter 1, retitled 'Numbers, Variables and Units' include a new section, Factorization, factors, and factorials, which fills a gap in the coverage of elementary topics and a rewritten and much enlarged section on units.
  • Chapter 2 has been revised to accommodate more discussion of the factorization and manipulation of algebraic expressions.
  • In chapter 9, the section on line integrals has been rewritten to clarify the relevance of line integrals to change of state in thermodynamics.
  • In chapter 13, a revision of the section on the Frobenius method, with new and more demanding examples and exercises.
  • In chapter 19, revised treatment of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, with new examples and exercises, to improve the flow and clarity of the discussion.
  • A full set of worked solutions to the end of chapter exercises is now available in the book's Online Resource Centre.