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Mathematical and Physical Concepts for Chemists, 2017/18, Semester 2
Prof. D Shalashilin
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

a) Physical Concepts


It is not necessary to buy a textbook for this part of the course. However, there are a number of textbooks available that deal with basic concepts of physics. Any A-level textbook will be sufficient. A good university textbook in physics is

Physics for scientists and engineers - R. Serway, J. Jewett, 7th edition Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole ; London : Thomson Learning [distributor], c2008

There are also textbooks focused on physic for chemists. I would particularly recommend Oxford primer

Foundations of physics for chemists –G.A.D. Ritchie, D.S.Sivia, Oxford University press, Oxford, NY, 2000

Additional resources

Hyperphysics http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

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b) Mathematical Concepts


Maths for chemistry : a chemist's toolkit of calculations , P. Monk and L. Munro, Oxford University Press

Beginning mathematics for chemistry (Workbooks in Chemistry), S. K. Scott, Oxford University Press 

Chemical calculations at a glance , P. C. Yates, Blackwell Publishing

Additional resources

Applying maths in the chemical and biomolecular sciences : an example-based approach - G.Beddard , Oxford University Press, Oxford, NY, c2009

Discover math for chemists http://www.rsc.org/discovermaths

This site brings together all the best online resources to help you combine maths and chemistry.



This list was last updated on 31/01/2014