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The revolution created in 1960 by the publication and widespread adoption of the textbook Transport Phenomena by Bird et al. ushered in a new era for chemical engineering. This book has nurtured several generations on the importance of problem formulation by elementary differential balances.

Modeling (or idealization) of processes has now become standard operating procedure; but; unfortunately; the sophistication of the modeling exercise has not been matched by textbooks on the solution of such models in quantitative mathematical terms. Moreover; the widespread availability of computer software packages has weakened the generational skills in classical analysis.

The purpose of this book is to attempt to bridge the gap between classical analysis and modern applications. Thus; emphasis is directed in Chapter 1 to the proper representation of a physicochemical situation into correct mathematical language. It is important to recognize that if a problem is incorrectly posed in the first instance; then any solution will do.

The thought process of “idealizing;” or approximating an actual situation; is now commonly called “modeling.” Such models of natural and man-made processes can only be fully accepted if they fit the reality of experiment. We try to give emphasis to this well-known truth by selecting literature examples; which sustain experimental verification.

Following the model building stage; we introduce classical methods in Chapters 2 and 3 for solving ordinary differential equations (ODE); adding new material in Chapter 6 on approximate solution methods; which include perturbation techniques and elementary numerical solutions.

This seems altogether appropriate; since most models are approximate in the first instance. Finally; because of the propensity of staged processing in chemical engineering; we introduce analytical methods to deal with important classes of finite-difference equations in Chapter 5.

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• Part I. 1
1. Formulation of Physicochemical Problems 3
1.1 Introduction 3
1.2 Illustration of the Formulation Process (Cooling of Fluids) 3
1.3 Combining Rate and Equilibrium Concepts (Packed Bed Adsorber) 7
1.4 Boundary Conditions and Sign Conventions 8
1.5 Models with Many Variables: Vectors and Matrices 10
1.6 Matrix Definition 10
1.7 Types of Matrices 11
1.8 Matrix Algebra 12
1.9 Useful Row Operations 13
1.10 Direct Elimination Methods 14
1.11 Iterative Methods 18
1.12 Summary of the Model Building Process 19
1.13 Model Hierarchy and its Importance in Analysis 19
Problems 25

2. Solution Techniques for Models Yielding Ordinary Differential Equations 31
2.1 Geometric Basis and Functionality 31
2.2 Classification of ODE 32
2.3 First-Order Equations 32
2.4 Solution Methods for Second-Order Nonlinear Equations 37
2.5 Linear Equations of Higher Order 42
2.6 Coupled Simultaneous ODE 55
2.7 Eigenproblems 59
2.8 Coupled Linear Differential Equations 59
2.9 Summary of Solution Methods for ODE 60
Problems 60
References 73

3. Series Solution Methods and Special Functions 75
3.1 Introduction to Series Methods 75
3.2 Properties of Infinite Series 76
3.3 Method of Frobenius 77
3.4 Summary of the Frobenius Method 85
3.5 Special Functions 86
Problems 93
References 95

4. Integral Functions 97
4.1 Introduction 97
4.2 The Error Function 97
4.3 The Gamma and Beta Functions 98
4.4 The Elliptic Integrals 99
4.5 The Exponential and Trigonometric Integrals 101
Problems 102
References 104

5. Staged-Process Models: The Calculus of Finite Differences 105
5.1 Introduction 105
5.2 Solution Methods for Linear Finite Difference Equations 106
5.3 Particular Solution Methods 109
5.4 Nonlinear Equations (Riccati Equations) 111
Problems 112
References 115

6. Approximate Solution Methods for ODE: Perturbation Methods 117
6.1 Perturbation Methods 117
6.2 The Basic Concepts 120
6.3 The Method of Matched Asymptotic Expansion 122
6.4 Matched Asymptotic Expansions for Coupled Equations 125
Problems 128
References 136

Part II. 137
7. Numerical Solution Methods (Initial Value Problems) 139
7.1 Introduction 139
7.2 Type of Method 142
7.3 Stability 142
7.4 Stiffness 147
7.6 Explicit Integration Methods 150
7.7 Implicit Integration Methods 152
7.8 Predictor-Corrector Methods and Runge-Kutta Methods 152
7.9 Runge-Kutta Methods 153
7.10 Extrapolation 155
7.11 Step Size Control 155
7.12 Higher Order Integration Methods 156
Problems 156
References 159

8. Approximate Methods for Boundary Value Problems: Weighted Residuals 161
8.1 The Method of Weighted Residuals 161
8.2 Jacobi Polynomials 179
8.3 Lagrange Interpolation Polynomials 172
8.4 Orthogonal Collocation Method 172
8.5 Linear Boundary Value Problem: Dirichlet Boundary Condition 175
8.6 Linear Boundary Value Problem: Robin Boundary Condition 177
8.7 Nonlinear Boundary Value Problem: Dirichlet Boundary Condition 179
8.8 One-Point Collocation 181
8.9 Summary of Collocation Methods 182
8.10 Concluding Remarks 183
Problem 184
References 192
9. Introduction to Complex Variables and Laplace Transforms 193
9.1 Introducton 193
9.2 Elements of Complex Variables 193
9.3 Elementary Functions of Complex Variables 194
9.4 Multivalued Functions 195
9.5 Continuity Properties for Complex Variables: Analyticity 196
9.6 Integration: Cauchys Theorem 198
9.7 Cauchys Theory of Residues 201
9.8 Inversion of Laplace Transforms by Contour Integration 202
9.9 Laplace Transformations: Building Blocks 204
9.10 Practical Inversion Methods 209
9.11 Applications of Laplace Transforms for Solutions of ODE 211
9.12 Inversion Theory for Multivalued Functions: the Second Bromwich Path 215
9.13 Numerical Inversion Techniques 218
Problems 221
References 225

10. Solution Techniques for Models Producing PDEs 227
10.1 Introduction 227
10.2 Particular Solutions for PDES 231
10.3 Combination of Variables Method 233
10.4 Separation of Variables Method 238
10.5 Orthogonal Functions and Sturm-Liouville Conditions 241
10.6 Inhomogeneous Equations 245
10.7 Applications of Laplace Transforms for Solutions of PDES 248
Problems 254
References 271

11. Transform Methods for Linear PDEs 273
11.1 Introduction 273
11.2 Transforms in Finite Domain: Sturm-Liouville Transforms 273
11.3 Generalized Sturm-Liouville Integral Transforms 289
Problems 297
References 301

12. Approximate and Numerical Solution Methods for PDEs 303
12.1 Polynomial Approximation 303
12.2 Singular Perturbation 310
12.3 Finite Difference 315
12.4 Orthogonal Collocation for Solving PDEs 324
12.5 Orthogonal Collocation on Finite Elements 330
• Citation
• Full Title: Applied Mathematics And Modeling For Chemical Engineers
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• ISBN-10: 0471303771
• Edition: 1st Edition
• Topic: Math
• Subtopic: Mathematics
• File Type: eBook
• Idioma: English

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