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Mathematical Methods for Physical and Analytical Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0470473541
ISBN-13: 9780470473542
Edition: 2011
Authors: David Z. Goodson
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Description: This text presents mathematical and statistical methods to students of chemistry at the intermediate, post-calculus level. The content includes a review of general calculus; a review of numerical techniques often omitted from calculus courses, such  More...

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List price: $165.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This text presents mathematical and statistical methods to students of chemistry at the intermediate, post-calculus level. The content includes a review of general calculus; a review of numerical techniques often omitted from calculus courses, such as cubic splines and Newton's method; a detailed treatment of statistical methods for experimental data analysis; complex numbers; extrapolation; linear algebra; and differential equations. With numerous example problems and helpful anecdotes, this text gives chemistry students the mathematical knowledge they need to understand the analytical and physical chemistry professional literature.

List of Examples
Greek Alphabet
Functions: General Properties
Differentials and Derivatives
Partial Derivatives
Critical Points
Functions: Examples
Algebraic Functions
Transcendental Functions
Logarithm and Exponential
Circular Functions
Gamma and Beta Functions
Coordinate Systems
Points in Space
Coordinate Systems for Molecules
Abstract Coordinates
Degrees of Freedom
Constrained Extrema*
Differential Operators in Polar Coordinates
Change of Variables in Integrands
Change of Variable: Examples
Jacobian Determinant
Gaussian Integrals
Improper Integrals
Dirac Delta Function
Line Integrals
Numerical Methods
Numerical Differentiation
Numerical Integration
Random Numbers
Root Finding
Complex Numbers
Complex Arithmetic
Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
The Argand Diagram
Functions of a Complex Variable*
Branch Cuts*
Taylor Series
Partial Sums
Applications of Taylor Series
Summation Approximants*
Error and Estimation
Probability Distributions
Probability Distribution Functions
The Normal Distribution
The Poisson Distribution
The Binomial Distribution*
The Boltzmann Distribution*
Robust Estimation
Analysis of Significance
Confidence Intervals
Propagation of Error
Monte Carlo Simulation of Error
Significance of Difference
Distribution Testing*
Method of Least Squares
Polynomial Fitting
Weighted Least Squares
Generalizations of the Least-Squares Method*
Fitting with Error in Both Variables
Uncontrolled Error in x
Controlled Error in x
Nonlinear Fitting
Quality of Fit
Confidence Intervals for Parameters
Confidence Band for a Calibration Line
Outliers and Leverage Points
Robust Fitting*
Model Testing
Experiment Design
Risk Assessment
Multiple Comparisons
Post-Hoc Tests*
Differential Equations
Examples of Differential Equations
Chemical Reaction Rates
Classical Mechanics
Newtonian Mechanics
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics
Angular Momentum
Differentials in Thermodynamics
Transport Equations
Solving Differential Equations, I
Basic Concepts
The Superposition Principle
First-Order ODE's
Higher-Order ODE's
Partial Differential Equations
Solving Differential Equations, II
Numerical Solution
Basic Algorithms
The Leapfrog Method*
Systems of Differential Equations
Chemical Reaction Mechanisms
Approximation Methods
Taylor Series*
Perturbation Theory*
Linear Algebra
Vector Spaces
Cartesian Coordinate Vectors
Vector Spaces
Functions as Vectors
Hilbert Spaces
Basis Sets
Spaces of Functions
Orthogonal Polynomials
Function Resolution
Fourier Series
Spherical Harmonics
Matrix Representation of Operators
Matrix Algebra
Matrix Operations
Orthogonal and Unitary Matrices
Simultaneous Linear Equations
Eigenvalue Equations
Matrix Eigenvalue Equations
Matrix Diagonalization
Differential Eigenvalue Equations
Hermitian Operators
The Variational Principle*
Schr�dinger's Equation
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanical Operators
The Wavefunction
The Basic Postulates*
Atoms and Molecules
The One-Electron Atom
The Radial Equation*
Hybrid Orbitals
Molecular Orbitals*
Fourier Analysis
The Fourier Transform
Spectral Line Shapes*
Discrete Fourier Transform*
Signal Processing
Noise Filtering*
Computer Programs
Robust Estimators
Nelder-Mead Simplex Optimization
Answers to Selected Exercises

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