Instrumental Analysis provides a rigorous, modern, and engaging coverage of chemical instrumentation, written with the undergraduate student in mind. It provides students with the requisite skills to identify the comparative advantages and disadvantages in choosing one analytical technique over another by combining direct comparisons of the techniques with a discussion of how these choices affect the interpretation of the data in its final form.
- Provides comprehensive, modern, and engaging coverage of chemical instrumentation
- Compare and Contrast Boxes: Compare and Contrast boxes directly compare different instrumental techniques to help students understand the trade-offs in choosing one technique over another
- Profile Boxes: To capture the student's imagination, each chapter begins with a real world application, and additional profile boxes appear throughout the chapter
- Activity Boxes: The text includes activity boxes that allow students to recreate a physical phenomenon or to build a working instrument component
- Worked Examples: Each chapter contains several worked examples that walk the student through key calculations and exercises
- Sample Problems: Placed in close proximity to each worked example feature, sample problems allow students to acquire their own expertise
- Further Reading: Each chapter ends with a bibliography of influential texts and journal articles
- Exercises: Exercises that reinforce key concepts appear throughout the chapters and at the end of the chapters
About the Author(s)
Robert M. Granger, Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Sweet Briar College, Hank M. Yochum, Professor of Physics and Engineering and Director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie '45 Engineering Program, Sweet Briar College, Jill N. Granger, Dean of the Honors College, Western Carolina University, and Karl D. Sienerth, Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Elon University
Robert M. Granger, II (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Sweet Briar College, where he teaches instrumental analysis and advanced inorganic courses.
Jill N. Granger (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Professor of Chemistry at Sweet Briar College, where she teaches analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and chemistry for non-majors courses.
Karl Sienerth (Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville) is Professor of Chemistry at Elon University, where he teaches quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and other analytical chemistry courses.
Hank Yochum (Ph.D. Wake Forest University) is Associate Professor of Physics and Engineering and the Director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie '45 Engineering Program at Sweet Briar College where he teaches physical chemistry, general physics, optics, circuits, quantum mechanics, and more.
"I like this book's simplicity and the way it addresses its audience of predominantly undergraduate students. They key concepts were presented seamlessly with related topics for typical one-semester undergraduate instrumental analysis courses." - Dan Sykes, Pennsylvania State University
"Instrumental Analysis is a much-needed introductory undergraudate textbook. It provides sufficient introductrory information for undergraduates along with crucial emphasis on microscale, nano, portable, and other new instrumetation. This text covers everything, the organization is clear, and the writing is easy to understand." - Tami Lasseter Clare, Portland State University