# Mathematics for Physical Chemistry

Elsevier, Jun 10, 2005 - Science - 416 pages

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

### Popular passages

Page 27 - 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 23 - 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 12 - 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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