e-book provides instruction in numerical methods as they are applied
to problems chemical engineers solve. If you wish to program the
computer yourself, this e-book gives you details and sample programs
to do so. The e-book isn't finished, but it contains over 200 web
pages of information. The e-book is provided free, and the author
you don't want to program the methods yourself, the author has written
a book published by John Wiley, 2nd ed. in 2012: Introduction
to Chemical Engineering Computing. This book shows how
to use the computer programs: Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, Aspen Plus,
and Comsol Multiphysics to solve chemical engineering problems.
If you would like to see what is included,check out the pdf
file. The book has now been revised (May, 2014) to be consistent with Aspen Plus 8. The book does not go into detail about the methods
used by these programs, just how to use them effectively to solve
problems. Generic detail about the methods is provided in this website
for use by the public. It is also available in an older book by
the author, reprinted: Nonlinear
Analysis in Chemical Engineering.
For those more mathematically inclinded, error bounds and variational principles are desribed in Method of Weighted Residuals and Variational Principles, published in 1972 and republished as a SIAM Classic in 2014. New problems are available on the website.