Tutorial Chemistry Texts
Maths for Chemists
Graham Doggett (Author), Martin Cockett (Author), E W Abel (Editor)
Edition Number: 2
The two volumes of Maths for Chemists provide an excellent resource for all undergraduate chemistry students but are particularly focussed on the needs of students who may not have studied mathematics beyond GCSE level (or equivalent). The texts are introductory in nature and adopt a sympathetic approach for students who need support and understanding in working with the diverse mathematical tools required in a typical chemistry degree course. The early chapters of Maths for Chemists Volume I: Numbers, Functions and Calculus provide a succinct introduction to the important mathematical skills of algebraic manipulation, trigonometry, numbers, functions, units and the general grammar of maths. Later chapters build on these basic mathematical principles as a foundation for the development of differential and integral calculus. In spite of the introductory nature of this volume, some of the more important mathematical tools required in quantum chemistry are deliberately included, through a gradual introduction to, and development of, the concept of the eigenvalue problem. Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.
A useful addition to the resources available for teaching mathematics to chemists.
Source : "Education in Chemistry, January 2005 Issue (Paul Yates)"
"""... Undergraduates in biochemistry and all branches of chemistry, particularly students with a limited background in maths, will find this book essential. """
Source : "www.booknews.co.uk, December 2003"
"""... The importance of mathematics in chemistry can not be under estimated; books aiming to show the many applications of the subject are always very welcome. """
Source : "Chemistry World, Vol 1, No 4, April 2004, p 59-60"
The mathematical ability of chemistry undergraduates continues to be an issue for many departments, so this new edition is a timely update to the resources available for both staff and students.
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