Mathematics for Physical Chemistry (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jun 10, 2005 - Science - 416 pages
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Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, Third Edition, is the ideal text for students and physical chemists who want to sharpen their mathematics skills. It can help prepare the reader for an undergraduate course, serve as a supplementary text for use during a course, or serve as a reference for graduate students and practicing chemists. The text concentrates on applications instead of theory, and, although the emphasis is on physical chemistry, it can also be useful in general chemistry courses.

The Third Edition includes new exercises in each chapter that provide practice in a technique immediately after discussion or example and encourage self-study. The first ten chapters are constructed around a sequence of mathematical topics, with a gradual progression into more advanced material. The final chapter discusses mathematical topics needed in the analysis of experimental data.

* Numerous examples and problems interspersed throughout the presentations
* Each extensive chapter contains a preview, objectives, and summary
* Includes topics not found in similar books, such as a review of general algebra and an introduction to group theory
* Provides chemistry specific instruction without the distraction of abstract concepts or theoretical issues in pure mathematics
  

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Contents

Numbers Measurements and Numerical Mathematics
1
Symbolic Mathematics and Mathematical Functions
21
The Solution of Algebraic Equations
57
Mathematical Functions and Differential Calculus
89
Integral Calculus
121
Mathematical Series and Transforms
158
Calculus With Several Independent Variables
189
Differential Equations
234
Appendixes
364
Values of Physical Constants1
365
Some Mathematical Formulas and Identities
367
Infinite Series
370
A Short Table of Derivatives
373
A Short Table of Indefinite Integrals
375
A Short Table of Definite Integrals
379
The Error Function
383

Operators Matrices and Group Theory
268
The Solution of Simultaneous Algebraic Equations
305
The Treatment of Experimental Data
318

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Page 26 - THEOREM, pi-thag-a-re'an, the statement that the area of the square upon the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares on the other two sides.
Page 22 - PV = nRT, where P is the pressure, V is the volume, n is the number of moles, R is the gas constant (.082 liter-atm/mole K) , and T is the absolute temperature.
Page 11 - Units physical quantity name of unit symbol for unit length metre m mass kilogram kg time second s electric current ampere A thermodynamic temperature kelvin K luminous intensity candela cd amount of substance mole mol ' plane angle radian rad ' solid angle steradian sr

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Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.