Dr John Parker, BSc, PhD, FRSC, CChem

Hon. Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, 

Heriot-Watt University   Edinburgh, Scotland

J.E.Parker 72 600x600 email: Dr.Parker.books@gmail.com

I have 39 years experience of teaching chemists, biologists, pharmacists, chemical engineers and other engineers at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh. My published research from 1966 onwards is in the area of physical chemistry, especially chemical kinetics, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, computational chemistry and the use of mass spectrometric techniques to study singlecollision elementary reactions.

My teaching was mostly in physical chemistry for years 1 to 4 of BSc and MChem undergraduates and PhD postgraduate students using combinations of lectures, tutorials and lab classes. I realized that importance of maths and in order to help students I taught maths to first year chemists for several years. I believe that maths has to be presented in the context with emphasizing chemistry, physics, and biology applications for students to grasp its significance and importance in science and engineering. I have published five books with Bookboon.com running to nine editions in total. I hope you enjoy and find my books useful. 

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Third edition                   Second edition               Second edition soon

introductory-maths-for-chemists  chemistry-maths-2  advanced-maths-for-chemists

First edition                  First edition

chemistry-quantum-mechanics-and-spectroscopy  chemistry-quantum-mechanics-and-spectroscopy-ii