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Fundamental Concepts and Computations in Chemical Engineering is a breakthrough text for all undergraduate students entering baccalaureate programs in chemical engineering. Lucid and logically arranged, it brings together everything today's students need to gain confidence and jumpstart future success.
Dr. Vivek Utgikar illuminates the day-to-day role of chemical engineers and the crucial role they play in the economy; clearly describes what students will need to learn and why they need to learn it; and presents practical computational exercises that fully prepare them for further study.
Offering maximum instructor flexibility in addressing wide variations in students' academic preparation, Utgikar combines straightforward discussions of essential topics with challenging topics to engage more well-prepared students. Instructors can structure discussions to delve deeper into topics of particular interest and skip over those that might interfere with their learning objectives.
Drawing on his extensive experience teaching beginners, Utgikar covers fluid flow, material balance, energy balance, chemical engineering thermodynamics, chemical engineering kinetics, and more. Each new topic is presented in simple, relatable language and is supported with simple, meaningful example calculations. Throughout, Utgikar demonstrates essential computational tools (Excel, MatLab, etc.) and methods for effective problem solving, showing students exactly how to set up and use these tools to arrive at accurate answers.
Uniquely well-designed for today's new chemical engineering students, this text provides both a clear roadmap and a solid foundation for success.
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Chapter 1: The Chemical Engineering Profession
Chapter 2: Chemical and Allied Industries
Chapter 3: Making of a Chemical Engineer
Chapter 4: Introduction to Computations in Chemical Engineering
Chapter 5: Computations in Fluid Flow
Chapter 6: Material Balance Computations
Chapter 7: Energy Balance Computations
Chapter 8: Computations in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Chapter 9: Computations in Chemical Engineering Kinetics
Appendix A: Introduction to Mathematical Software Packages
Appendix B: Computations Using Process Simulation Software