Problem Solving in Chemical Engineering with Numerical Methods - $54 paperback

by Michael B. Cutlip, University of Connecticut and

Mordechai Shacham, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Available from Prentice Hall

Copyright 1999, 464 pp.

Paper Bound w/CD-ROM

ISBN 0-13-862566-2 - $54

--A great companion book including interactive software for students and professional engineers who want to utilize problem solving software to effectively and efficiently obtain solutions to realistic and complex problems.

--An invaluable reference book that discusses and illustrates practical numerical problem solving in the core subject areas of Chemical Engineering.

This book provides an extensive selection of problems that require numerical solutions from throughout the core subject areas of chemical engineering. Many are completely solved or partially solved using POLYMATH as the representative mathematical problem-solving software.

Practical numerical analysis techniques discussed and applied include:

- curve fitting by polynomials with statistical analysis and cubic splines
- linear regression, nonlinear regression with statistical analysis
- simultaneous nonlinear algebraic equations
- simultaneous ordinary differential equations (including stiff systems)
- differential-algebraic equation systems
- partial differential equations (using the numerical method of lines)
Topical areas are organized by chapter:All problems are clearly organized and all necessary data are provided. Key equations are presented or derived. Practical aspects of efficient and effective numerical problem solving are emphasized. Many complete solutions are provided within the text and on the CD-ROM for use in problem-solving exercises.

- Basic Principles and Calculations
- Advanced Techniques in Problem Solving
- Fluid Mechanics
- Mass Transfer
- Regression and Correlation of Data
- Thermodynamics
- Heat Transfer
- Chemical Reaction Engineering

## CD-ROM contents:

--An extensive selection of complete or partial solutions to book problems that utilize POLYMATH.

--An installable version of the POLYMATH Numerical Computation Package for DOS and Windows on IBM compatible personal computers with complete manual.

--Ten representative book problems and their complete solutions that use Excel, Maple, Mathcad, MATLAB, Mathematica, and POLYMATH. Documentation includes extensive writeups and the files necessary to solve these problems with each of these software packages as prepared by professionals familiar with each software package.

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## Book Corrections to the First Printing

- Preface p. vii

In the heading "Chapter 1 ...", change "ad" to "and".- Preface p. viii

In the heading "Chapter 2 ...", change "ad" to "and".- Preface p. xvi 4th paragraph

Remove the sentence starting with: "Unfortunately, the current textbooks.."- p. 22 Beattie-Bridgeman equation

The equation should be numbered (1-23A)

In the expression for gamma put minus(-) before RTB0b and plus(+) before A0a

In the expression for delta remove T from the numerator.- p. 33, 4th line from the end

change "20 minutes" to "60 minutes"- p. 84 reference 4

change "Malorey J. D." to "Maloney J. O."- p. 118 reference 10

change "Malorey J. D." to "Maloney J. O."- p. 208 reference 9

change "Malorey J. D." to "Maloney J. O."- p. 225 the line after equation (6-24)

Change the sentence to read: "The relationship between the heat transfer rate qr..."- p. 348, Table 8-7

The data in the table should be modified.

for t1/2=510 T should be 1060

for t1/2=918 T should be 970- p.352, 2nd line after "Concepts demonstrated"

remove "and" from the beginning of line- p. 352 , Table 8.10

when v0=0.5 (last data point) Xa should be 0.95- p 395 1st line

Add "and 1 atm" after "32 Deg. F"- pages 399-402

In the reference change "Douglin" to "Douslin"- Back cover

Change the sentence: " curve fitting by polynomials and cubic splines with statistical analysis" so that it will be clear that statistical analysis refers only to the polynomials.- CD-ROM Corrections to the First Printing

(CD-ROM is labeled Shacham)

The ten problem solution files for Maple and Matlab are now readable for PC’s and available from the Internet at http://www.polymath-software.com