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Foundations of Science Mathematics OCP 2e

Second Edition

Devinder Sivia, Joanna Rhodes, and Steve Rawlings

November 2020

ISBN: 9780198797548

200 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Oxford Chemistry Primers

Price: £21.99

Foundations of Science Mathematics provides a clear, concise and accessible introduction to the maths skills required to be successful in your study of science subjects, alongside over 90 problems and worked solutions.

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Foundations of Science Mathematics provides a clear, concise and accessible introduction to the maths skills required to be successful in your study of science subjects, alongside over 90 problems and worked solutions.

  • Written in a clear, concise and informal tutorial style
  • Contains over 100 problems and worked solutions, and further multiple-choice questions online
  • Careful balance of theory and examples suits a wide range of abilities
  • Short chapters break content into manageable chunks and aid revision
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • New chapter on data analysis
  • Further chemistry-related worked problems
  • Problems and worked solutions combined into one volume

About the Author(s)

Devinder Sivia, Joanna Rhodes, and Steve Rawlings

Devinder S. Sivia read Natural Sciences as an undergraduate at St John's College, Cambridge, and completed a PhD with the Radio Astronomy Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. After a three-year PostDoctoral Fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, he returned to England as a Staff Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has been teaching Mathematics to science undergraduates at St Catherine's College, and St. John's College, Oxford, for 30 years.

Joanna L. Rhodes read Chemistry as an undergraduate at St Catherine's College, Oxford and completed her DPhil at St John's College specialising in electrochemistry as part of the Compton Group of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. She then went on to teach Chemistry, becoming Director of Science and Assistant Principal, at Shelley College, West Yorkshire. She is currently Director of Sixth Form at Wakefield Girls' High School, West Yorkshire.

Table of Contents

    1:Basic algebra and arithmetic
    2:Curves and graphs
    3:Trigonometry
    4:Differentiation
    5:Integration
    6:Taylor series
    7:Complex numbers
    8:Vectors
    9:Matricies
    10:Partial differentiation
    11:Line integrals
    12:Multiple integrals
    13:Ordinary differential equations
    14:Partial differential equations
    15:Fourier series and transforms
    16:Data analysis

Reviews

"The answers to the worked examples are superb, very instructive, and include detailed sketches." - Dr Athanasia Dervisi, Cardiff University

"There is a selection of worked examples in a chemistry context which help students to apply maths more efficiently in their chemistry modules." - Dr Gita Sedghi, University of Liverpool

"Excellent, concise coverage of basic algebra." - Prof Scott Woodley, University College London

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

Foundations of Science Mathematics is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks