Math for Soil Scientists

ISBN-10: 0766842681
ISBN-13: 9780766842687
Edition: 2006
List price: $64.95
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Description: This unique resource is written for students and practitioners in the field of soil science who must learn or review basic mathematical operations faced when studying or working with soils. Unlike other texts of its kind, Math for Soil Scientists  More...

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This unique resource is written for students and practitioners in the field of soil science who must learn or review basic mathematical operations faced when studying or working with soils. Unlike other texts of its kind, Math for Soil Scientists explains the importance of each concept explored, discusses the theory behind each concept, and presents the method for solving each problem. Designed to cover all of the most common equations in the soil science field, from calculating particle size distribution to conducting simple hypothesis testing, this text provides the reader with many opportunities for practice in working out sample problems of each required math concept. This easy-to-read text approaches every concept in a step-by-step fashion, allowing the reader to fully understand how to find the solution to each sample problem.

Basic Math: Scientific Notation, Exponents, and Logarithms
Significant Figures
Metric Units
Unit Conversions
Soil Texture and Surface Area
Bulk and Particle Density
Soil Water
Soil Strength and Structure
Water and Air Flow
Questions About Temperature
Buffers and Buffering
Equilibrium Concentrations
Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
Kinetics
Isotopes
Microbial Growth, Yield, and Mortality
Microbial Enumeration
Decomposition Rates
Respiration, Mineralization, and Immobilization
Quantifying Microbial Processes
Microbial Ecology and Diversity
Fertilizer Recommendations
Liming and Lime Requirements
Calculating Application Rates and Nutrient Availability
pH
Cation and Anion Exchange Capacity
Solubility and Solution Concentrations
Descriptive Statistics
Error Analysis
Inferential Statistics
Sampling

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