Mathematics and Statistics in Chemistry

  • Bruce R. Kowalski

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. J. S. Hunter
    Pages 1-15
  3. Svante Wold, C. Albano, W. J. Dunn III, U. Edlund, K. Esbensen, P. Geladi et al.
    Pages 17-95
  4. Lloyd A. Currie
    Pages 115-146
  5. Harald Martens, Tormod Næs
    Pages 147-156
  6. H. C. Smit
    Pages 157-176
  7. G. Kateman
    Pages 177-203
  8. N. Lawrence Ricker
    Pages 205-223
  9. H. C. Smit
    Pages 225-250
  10. Stanley N. Deming
    Pages 251-266
  11. Michele Forina, Silvia Lanteri
    Pages 305-349
  12. Giovanni Latorre
    Pages 377-391
  13. L. Kaufman, D. L. Massart
    Pages 393-401
  14. L. Kaufman, D. L. Massart
    Pages 403-417
  15. B. G. M. Vandeginste
    Pages 467-479
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 481-485

About this book


At a time when computerized laboratory automation is producing a da ta explosion, chemists are turning to applied mathematics and statistics for the tools to extract useful chemical information from data. This rush to find applicable methods has lead to a somewhat confusing body of literature that represents a barrier to chemists wishing to learn more about chemometrics. The confusion results partly from the mixing of chemical notation and nomenclature with those of statistics, applied mathematics and engineering. Additionally, in the absence of collaboration with mathematicians, chemists have, at times, misused data analysis methodology and even reinvented methods that have seen years of service in other fields. The Chemometrics Society has worked hard to solve this problem since it was founded in 1974 with the goal of improving communications between the chemical sciences and applied mathe­ matics and statistics. The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Chemometrics is evidence of this fact as it was initiated in response to a call from its membership for advanced training in several areas of chemometrics. This Institute focused on current theory and application in the new field of Chemometrics: Use of mathematical and statistical methods, Ca) to design or select optimal measurement procedures and experiments; and Cb) to provide maximum chemical information by analyzing chemical data. The Institute had two formal themes and two informal themes.


analytical chemistry chemometrics clinical chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce R. Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8407-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1026-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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