242 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    242 Pages
    by CRC Press

    A Supplement for Food Science & Engineering Students Who Need to Improve Their Mathematical Skills

    A remedial textbook for understanding mathematical theories and formulas, Math Concepts for Food Engineering, Second Edition helps students improve their mathematical skills so that they can succeed in food engineering courses. The text illustrates the importance of mathematical concepts and relates them to the study of food engineering.

    New to the Second Edition

    ·         Straightforward explanations of basic balance and transport principles used in food engineering

    ·         Various exercises throughout that use spreadsheets, which are available on the publisher’s website

    ·         A chapter on mass transfer

    ·         A mathematical skills screening quiz

    ·         A simple units-conversion page

    This new edition is student tested

    What students have to say
    “... a must-have for any student in food science engineering ... teaches students how to think like an engineer. Each chapter provides meaningful applications ... shows students both the approach and the mathematical solution needed to solve example problems.”
     "This workbook not only taught me which mathematical equations are needed to solve various food engineering problems, it helped me understand the analysis and approach needed when solving any engineering problem.  The practice questions helped me gain confidence in my problem-solving skills, and they make the coursework more interesting by relating it to real-world problems."

    Builds Mathematical Confidence

    This text helps assess the mathematical reasoning skills of food science and engineering students and offers assistance for those who need a refresher. It supplies the necessary material to solve simple engineering problems so that students are prepared to face more rigorous challenges in class.

    Variables and constants
    Linear and nonlinear equations
    Multiple linear equations
    Interpolation of Data in Tables and Charts
    Single interpolation
    Double interpolation
    Interpolation in charts
    Graphs and Curve Fitting
    Coordinate systems
    Linear graphs
    Logarithmic transformations
    Differential equations
    Problem Solving
    Gases and Vapors
    Gas laws
    Gas mixtures
    Mass Balances
    Steady-state operation, no reaction
    Steady-state operation, with chemical reaction
    Unsteady-state operation, no reaction
    Energy Balances
    Steam tables
    Enthalpy balances
    Fluid Mechanics
    Fluid flow
    Non-Newtonian fluid flow
    Heat Transfer
    Steady state
    Unsteady-state heat transfer
    Radiation heat transfer
    Mass Transfer
    Molecular diffusion
    Convective mass transfer
    Unsteady-state mass transfer
    Appendix 1: Common Conversion Factors for Engineering Units
    Appendix 2: Answers to Practice Problems
    Appendix 3a: Quiz
    Appendix 3b: Quiz with Answers


    Richard W. Hartel Robin K. Connelly T.A. Howell, Jr D.B. Hyslop