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Introduction: Problem-Solving Tools
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: (doi:10.13031/2013.17549) in Introduction: Problem-Solving Skills. Chapter 1 in Food & Process Engineering Technology, 1-21. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: Wilhelm, Luther R., Dwayne A. Suter, and Gerald H. Brusewitz
Keywords: Equations, graphs, interpolation of tabular data, logarithms, mass balances, rate equation, significant digits, spreadsheets
This chapter provides a general introduction to common mathematical concepts used in engineering applications. Simple algebraic applications, including exponents and logarithms, are reviewed. Other useful topics include: interpolation, graphical presentations, the rate equation, and the concept of mass and energy balances.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)