Language : English
Published : 2008-03-01
Pages : 816
Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences
How do vectors help us work out the conformation of DNA or proteins? How do matrices help us tackle problems in quantum mechanics? What have differential equations to do with molecular dynamics, or the spread of disease? The use of mathematics is one of the most powerful tools available to a chemist. Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences shows why, using an extensive array of examples to demonstrate how mathematics can be applied to probe and understand chemical and biological systems. The use of maths as tool in contemporary research has been enhanced through the use of computer software. Applying Maths mirrors current practice by embedding the use of software into the text, showing clearly to the student how the use of maths and the use of software now go hand-in-hand. The application of maths has given us fresh insights into chemical and biomolecular systems, and has pushed forward the boundaries of our understanding. Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences is the perfect resource to help you master the skills required to study these systems, and broaden your own understanding. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features the following resources for registered adopters of the text: – Figures from the text in electronic format, for use in lectures – Solutions to half of the problems presented in the book (with all other solutions presented in the book itself) – A guide tailoring the book for users of Mathematica
About the Author
Godfrey Beddard is Professor of Chemical Physics in the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, where his research interests encompass femtosecond spectroscopy, electron and energy transfer, and protein folding and unfolding.
Very well written and the perfect resource for self study. * The Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre * It is particularly useful for Scientists applying mathematical techniques to their analyses. However, professionals in other fields (e.g. Economics and Finance) will also find the mathematical techniques highly useful and relevant. I myself am an Economist, and found the mathematical content very good, and the scientific applications very illuminating. * reviewer on Amazon.com *
Forensic scientists apply scientific analysis in a legal context and play a vital role in solving crimes. Sometimes the collection of forensic evidence is the only way to establish or exclude an association between suspect and victim or crime scene, or to establish a likely order of events. Profiting from recent scientific developments and the advancement of technological equipment, forensic science is a rapidly evolving discipline that encompasses many sciences and the law. This dictionary covers in over 1300 entries the key concepts within forensic science, including a wide array of relevant specialist terms from areas such as chemistry, biology, anthropology, art, engineering, firearms, toolmarks, trace evidence, crime scene investigation, case history, biographies of investigators and criminals, as well as forensic computing. Ranging from crime scene to fibers and fluorescence to RAM, this new dictionary is the most up-to-date of its kind and is international in scope. Entry-level web links to online resources are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary and pointing to more in-depth supplementary material. Many entries are complemented by case examples (Dr Crippen, Mary Ann Cotton, etc.), figures, and photographs, which makes this A to Z an ideal reference for students of forensic science, as well as professionals and those with an interest in forensics.
The Science Matrix is a comprehensive new compact course book covering all 24 of the content-based NCEA level 1 Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics standards (as specified in NZQA’s subject matrix) in just over 200 pages. For whatever combination of standards you choose to offer students in your Year 11 here is a single affordable textbook that covers the knowledge, understandings and skills your students require for success in both externally and internally assessed NCEA standards. Building on the long-term appeal of the Pathfinder unit format, George Hook has written numerous new units and updated existing ones to cover all bullet points of the new standards. The units closely reflect the current expectations and requirements of NCEA examiners and assessors.
From the Back Cover
The first book of its kind, the Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products will become an invaluable resource for environmentally progressive manufacturers and suppliers, product and process designers, executives and managers, and government officials who want to learn about this essential component of environmental sustainability.
As the last several decades have seen a dramatic rise in the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in decision making, the interest in the life cycle concept as an environmental management and sustainability tool continues to grow. The LCA Handbook offers a look at the role that life cycle information, in the hands of companies, governments, and consumers, may have in improving the environmental performance of products and technologies. It concisely and clearly presents the various aspects of LCA in order to help the reader better understand the subject.
The content of the book was designed with a certain flow in mind. After a high-level overview to describe current views and state-of-the-practice of LCA, it presents chapters that address specific LCA methodological issues including creating life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, and capturing eco-systems services. These are followed by example applications of LCA in the agri-food industry; sustainable supply chain management; solid waste management; mining and mineral extraction; forest products; buildings; product innovation; and sustainable chemistry and engineering.
The international success of the sustainability paradigm needs the participation of many stakeholders, including citizens, corporations, academia, and NGOs. The handbook links LCA and responsible decision making and how the life cycle concept is a critical element in environmental sustainability. It covers issues such as building capacity in developing countries and emerging economies so that they are more capable of harnessing the potential in LCA for sustainable development. Governments play a very important role with the leverage they have through procurement, regulation, international treaties, tax incentives, public outreach, and other policy tools. This compilation points to the clear trend for incorporating life cycle information into the design and development processes for products and policies, just as quality and safety concerns are now addressed throughout product design and development.
In this outstanding new handbook:
- A team of international experts leads you step by step through the entire LCA process
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Engineers, managers, economists, government policymakers, and scientists throughout industry and economists and engineers working in sustainability, whether in industry or research.
About the Author
MARY ANN CURRAN, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of life cycle assessment and management. She began working on LCA methodology in 1990 at the U.S. EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. An author of numerous papers and book chapters on LCA, she has been instrumental in advancing LCA awareness worldwide and has presented her LCA-related research at technical meetings around the world. She serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals on LCA and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).