Computational and Statistical Methods for Chemical Engineering (Hardcover)

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Computational and Statistical Methods for Chemical Engineering (Hardcover)


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In the recent decades, the emerging new molecular measurement techniques and their subsequent availability in chemical database has allowed easier retrieval of the associated data by the chemical analyst. Before the data revolution, most books focused either on mathematical modeling of chemical processes or exploratory chemometrics. Computational and Statistical Methods for Chemical Engineering aims to combine these two approaches and provide aspiring chemical engineers a single, comprehensive account of computational and statistical methods.

The book consists of four parts:

Part I discusses the necessary calculus, linear algebra, and probability background that the student may or may not have encountered before. Part II provides an overview on standard computational methods and approximation techniques useful for chemical engineering systems. Part III covers the most important statistical models, starting from simple measurement models, via linear models all the way to multivariate, non-linear stochiometric models. Part IV focuses on the importance of designed experiments and robust analyses.

Each chapter is accompanied by an extensive selection of theoretical and practical exercises. The book can be used in combination with any modern computational environment, such as R, Python and MATLAB. Given its easy and free availability, the book includes a bonus chapter giving a simple introduction to R programming.

This book is particularly suited for undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering who require a semester course in computational and statistical methods. The background chapters on calculus, linear algebra and probability make the book entirely self-contained. The book takes its examples from the field of chemistry and chemical engineering. In this way, it motivates the student to engage actively with the material and to master the techniques that have become crucial for the modern chemical engineer.

Wim P. Krijnen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen. He has been teaching a course called "Computational and Statistical Methods" for several years to undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering. In addition, he has taught courses on linear algebra, probability theory, mathematical statistics, statistical modeling, statistical consulting to bachelor's and master's students in various fields. He is a professor of Applied Statistical Research Methods at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen.Ernst C. Wit is the Fondazione Leonardo Professor of Data Science at the Universita della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland. He has 30 years of experience in teaching statistics, applied mathematics and data science courses to students from many fields, including chemical engineering. His course in philopsophy is about combining theoretical insights with practical skills, as he believes that the former without the latter is pointless whereas the latter without the former aimless.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032013244
ISBN-10: 1032013249
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: December 19th, 2022
Pages: 26
Language: English