Published: 27 Apr 10
Maths for Chemistry
A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations
- Lecturer Resources
- Teacher Resources
- Student Resources
- Sample Pages
Maths for Chemistry recognizes the reality of chemical education today, and the challenges faced by many students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemistry. Working from basic yet essential principles, the book builds the student's confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way from basic algebra to quantum mathematics.
Opening with an introduction to the 'language' of maths and fundamental rules of algebra, the book goes on to cover powers, indices, logs and exponential functions, graphical functions, and trigonometry, before leading the student through both differentiation and integration and on to quantum mathematics.
With its modular structure, the book presents material in short, manageable sections to keep the content as accessible and readily digestible as possible. Maths for Chemistry is the perfect introduction to the essential mathematical concepts which all chemistry students should master.
- The first text of its type to use chemical examples throughout to demonstrate the relevance of mathematical concepts to the study of chemistry, and help motivate the student
- All key terms are clearly defined, ensuring that the student can grasp the 'language' of maths without being intimidated by unfamiliar jargon
- Self-check questions throughout enable the student to check their understanding as they progress through the book, making the learning process more effective
- Extensive end of chapter problems provide the lecturer with an invaluable resource for either formative or summative assessment
- Online Resource Centre features additional resources for students and lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text
Paul Monk , Team Vicar, Medlock Head Parish, Oldham, and formerly Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry: School of Biology, Chemistry and Health Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lindsey J. Munro , School of Biology, Chemistry and Health Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
Revd Dr Paul Monk is Team Vicar at Medlock Head Parish in Oldham and was Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Materials at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, where he lectured and researched since 1991. Dr Monk gained a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a PhD on electrochemistry from the University of Exeter. His research investigates electrochromism and the development of electrochromic materials, a subject area in which he has published over 40 journal articles and several monographs. He is the author of two textbooks, Electroanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Fundamental Applications (Wiley, 2001); and Physical Chemistry - Exploring our Chemical World (Wiley, 2004). Lindsey J. Munro received both an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (Downing College). Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and in industry in Switzerland followed. After having compared life as a researcher in both industry and universities, she opted for the freedom of academia and returned home to start life as a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She currently lectures in Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics, whilst pursuing her research into understanding flavour using computational chemistry.
`Review from previous edition I think this text will be one of the best in its area, and should be far more suitable to the current level of chemistry undergraduate than most of its competitors...Half the battle with chemistry students is trying to persuade them that maths is not that difficult, and this book goes a long way to making mathematics understandable, as well as showing it to be a crucial tool for chemists to use.'
Paul May, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Maths for Chemistry for their course:
- Answers to additional problems
- Figures in electronic format to download
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The following resources are available for students using Maths for Chemistry at the Online Resource Centre:
- Multiple choice questions