Synopses & Reviews
Enhanced with a remarkable number of new problems and applications, the Second Edition of CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS provides a concise, thorough, and relevant introduction to chemistry that prepares students for further study in any engineering field. Updated with even more questions and applications specifically geared toward engineering students, the book emphasizes the connection between molecular properties and observable physical properties and the connections between chemistry and other subjects studied by engineering students, such as mathematics and physics. This new edition is now fully supported by OWL, the most widely-used online learning system for chemistry.
To be an engineering major, you'll need a solid comprehension of basic chemistry. CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS explains chemistry from your angle, demonstrating how it's relevant to the various engineering fields. From this molecular level to the macro level, this chemistry textbook connects chemistry to math and physics so you won't be confused. And with tons of study tools built right in, this textbook helps you make sure you've mastered the material for the test.
About the Author
Larry Brown (Ph.D, Princeton University) is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator for the general chemistry for engineers course at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S. in 1981 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M. A. in 1983 from Princeton University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 1986-88 at the University of Chicago. His research activities include active learning and use of technology in education and integration of chemistry with other subjects in the engineering curriculum. His current efforts are in (i) continued development of the CHEM 107 curriculum, (ii) improving uses of technology in chemical education, and (iii) incorporation of active learning strategies into large classroom settings. These efforts are brought together with the Foundation Coalition, an NSF-supported effort to implement a new model for the education of engineering students. Larry also monitors the CHEM 107 course for Texas A&M's campus in Qatar in the Middle East and has traveled there numerous times. Tom Holme (Ph.D, Rice University) is a chemistry professor at Iowa State University and Director of the ACS Examinations Institute. He is active in both computational chemistry and chemical education research and has been involved with the general chemistry for engineers course at both Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Some of his recent publications include: "Designing Chemistry Practice Exams for Enhanced Benefits: An Instrument for Comparing Performance and Mental Effort Measures," (Karen Knaus, Kristen Murphy and Thomas Holme), Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, in press; "Nanoscience Items for Standardized Exams in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum" (Thomas Holme), in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education: Issues, Trends and Future Directions, ed., A.E. Sweeny and S. Seal, American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, CA, 2008; and "Assessing Problem-solving Strategies in Chemistry Using the IMMEX System" in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, eds. D. Deeds and B. Callen, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 2008.
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"This is an excellent text for teaching chemistry to engineering students. The topics are ones that our engineering faculty has asked us to stress, the pedagogical approach is exactly what the engineering programs have asked for, and the overt attempt to make the material meaningful to engineering students is very important.""I enjoyed the way the authors relate theories to practical applications, specifically for engineering students. [The] "Insights into?" for each chapter bring the whole chapter together. I would seriously consider using this text.""The major strengths are (1) quite concise and easy to read; (2) many explanations of concepts are approached from industrial point of view which will draw attention from students majoring in engineering. The reading level is good and easy to follow. I really like the style of example solutions. They are great for students!""The authors? writing style is wonderful. I can?t say enough to express how excited I am to have a potential text that communicates this well. I would describe this effort as a General Chemistry book actually written from the foundation up for Engineers rather than a massaged majors-level text. It?s a round peg for a round hole.""This textbook is unlike any other I have encountered in its use of clear themes to link the material together, and to ground it in a real-world application. I have found a good text for our 1-semester engineering course that covers the topics that are necessary for our students? development in appropriate depth, but which does not go into unnecessary detail on topics which are of little use to the student?s career."