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.


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.

Table of Contents

Preface for an Instructor Preface for the Student Acknowledgment 1. A Primer of Mathematica 2. Elementary-Single-Component Systems 3. The Draining Tank and Related Systems 4. Multiple-Component Systems 5. Multiple Phases - Mass Transfer 6. Adsorption and Permeation 7. Reacting Systems - Kinetics and Batch Reactors 8. Semi-Continuous Flow Reactors 9. Continuous Stirred Tank and the Plug Flow Reactors 10. Worked Problems Index


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About the author

Henry Foley

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.