Analytical Chemistry: Theoretical and Metrological Fundamentals

K Danzer 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  315 pp  ISBN 9783540359883      £81.00
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry are usually presented as a sum of chemical and physical foundations, laws, axioms and equations for analytical methods and procedures. In contrast, this book delivers a practice-oriented, general guiding theory valid for all methods and techniques.

Starting with a closer look to analytical signals and their dependencies, all the important figures of merit characterizing the power of analytical procedures and the reliability of analytical results are discussed and quantified, such as sensitivity, precision, accuracy and ruggedness. Elements of signal theory, information theory, statistics and fundamentals of calibration are also presented for this aim.

The metrological foundations included define strictly the figures of merit in order to minimize confusions still appearing in Analytical Chemistry publications today.


Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Object of Analytical Chemistry
2 The Analytical Process
3 Signals in Analytical Chemistry
4 Statistical Evaluation of Analytical Results
5 Studying Influences and Optimizing Analytical Procedures
6 Calibration in Analytical Chemistry
7 Analytical Performance Characteristics
8 Presentation, Interpretation and Validation of Analytical Results
9 Assessment of Analytical Information
Glossary of Analytical Terms
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