Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis Using Mathematica


  • Henry Foley, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.

This book provides an introduction to chemical engineering analysis- which reviews the processes and designs used to manufacture, use, and dispose of chemical products-and to Mathematica, one of the most powerful mathematical software tools available for symbolic, numerical, and graphical computing. Analysis and computation are explained simultaneously. The book covers the core concepts of chemical engineering, ranging from the conservation of mass to chemical kinetics. At the same time the text shows how to use the latest version of Mathematica, from the basics of writing a few lines of code through developing entire analysis programs.
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Undergraduates taking first courses in chemical engineering and senior undergraduates taking courses in analysis and computing. Also practicing chemical engineers, professional chemists, materials scientists, and applied physicists.


Book information

  • Published: August 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-261912-0

Table of Contents

Preface for an InstructorPreface for the StudentAcknowledgment1. A Primer of Mathematica2. Elementary-Single-Component Systems3. The Draining Tank and Related Systems4. Multiple-Component Systems5. Multiple Phases - Mass Transfer6. Adsorption and Permeation7. Reacting Systems - Kinetics and Batch Reactors8. Semi-Continuous Flow Reactors9. Continuous Stirred Tank and the Plug Flow Reactors10. Worked ProblemsIndex