It is important that you have a scientific calculator as hand-held calculators will be used for assignments and in the final examination. Note that text retrieval calculators are not allowed in the final examination.
Use will be made of Excel and other data processing and display software. Computers carrying this software are available in the teaching laboratories. Items of interest, links to other on-line material will be placed on the unit website.
The University does provide computers for general use, but it would be advantageous to have your own computer and internet access.
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R.G.Brereton, Applied Chemometrics for Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, 2007 (ISBN: 978 0 470 01686 2)
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NIST/SEMATECH Engineering Statistics Handbook http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/index.htm
Valid Analytical Measurements http://www.vam.org.uk/home.asp
CITAC - http://www.citac.cc/
AOAC - http://www.aoac.org/
NATA - http://www.nata.com.au/publication-updates and download “Technical Note 17”.