The Chemistry Maths Book is a comprehensive textbook of mathematics for undergraduate students of chemistry. Such students often find themselves unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with the mathematical content of their chemistry courses. Textbooks designed to overcome this problem have so far been too basic for complete undergraduate courses and have been unpopular with students. However this modern textbook provides a complete and up-to-date course companion suitable for all levels of undergraduate chemistry courses. All the most useful and important topics are covered with numerous examples of applications in chemistry and some in physics. The subject is developed in a logical and consistent way with few assumptions of prior knowledge of mathematics. This text is sure to become a widely adopted text and will be highly recommended for all chemistry courses.
Table of Contents
1. Numbers, variables and algebra; 2. Algebraic Functions; 3. Trascendental functions; 4. Differentiation; 5. Integration; 6. Methods of integration; 7. Series; 8. Complex numbers; 9. Functions of several variables; 10. Functions in 3 dimensions; 11. First-order differential equations; 12. Second-order differential equations. Constant coefficients; 13. Second-order differential equations. Some special functions; 14. Partial differential equations; 15. Orthogonal expansions. Fourier series; 16. Vectors; 17. Determinants; 18. Matrices and linear transformations; 19. The matrix eigenvalue problem; 20. Numerical methods; 21. Probability and statistics; Appendix; Standard integrals; Solutions to exercises; Index