Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers

Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers

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Although most realistic process engineering models require numerical solution, it is important for chemical engineering students to have an understanding of the gross tendencies of the particular model they are using. This understanding most naturally arises from deriving analytical solutions of a modified version of the problem being considered. Analytical models also allow for easier process optimizations. Emphasizing these analytical methods, Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers introduces several techniques essential to solving real problems. The author's presentation shows students how to translate a problem from prose to mathematical symbolism and allows them to inductively build on previous experience. Designed for senior undergraduates and first-year graduates, the text provides detailed examples that allow students to experience how to actually use the methods presented. It contains an entire chapter of fully worked examples involving traditional mass, heat, and momentum applications along with cutting edge technologies, such as membrane separation and chemical vapor deposition. Another chapter acquaints readers with selected numerical methods and available software packages. Favoring clear, practical exposition over strict mathematical rigor, Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers removes the mathematics phobia that often exists among chemical engineering students. It allows them to learn by example the techniques they will need to solve problems in practice.Wolfram, S., Mathematical a System for Doing Mathematics by Computer, Addison- Wesley, Redwood City, 1991. 26. Mickley, H.S., Sherwood, T.K., and Reed, C.E., Applied Mathematics in Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, New York 1957.

Title:Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Author:Norman W. Loney
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-09-28


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