This Second Edition of the go-to reference combines the classical analysis and modern applications of applied mathematics for chemical engineers. The book introduces traditional techniques for solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs), adding new material on approximate solution methods such as perturbation techniques and elementary numerical solutions. It also includes analytical methods to deal with important classes of finite-difference equations. The last half discusses numerical solution techniques and partial differential equations (PDEs). The reader will then be equipped to apply mathematics in the formulation of problems in chemical engineering. Like the first edition, there are many examples provided as homework and worked examples.
“Interested readers should have at least some knowledge on mathematical principles suitable for solving chemical questions. Otherwise they would hardly find the appropriate part within this very useful book.” (Materials and Corrosion, 1 August 2013)
A textbook that bridges the gap between classical analysis and modern applications. Chapters 1 through 6 comprise a suitable package for a one-semester junior level course, Chapters 7 to 12 can be taught as a one-semester course for advanced senior or graduate level students. The homework problems are ranked by numerical subscript or an asterisk. Subscript 1 denotes mainly computational problems, whereas subscripts 2 and 3 require more synthesis and analysis. Problems with an asterisk are the most difficult and are suited for graduate students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)