Student Resources

Tools & Tutorials

        CurtisLab Wiki
A community-editable collection of methods, guides, and other resources.

        An Introduction to SAGE MATH Computer Algebra
A brief introduction, installation guide, and list of references for the free, libre, open-source Sage Math computer algebra system.

        Differential Equation and Numerical Methods Primer
The purpose of this document is to act as a stand-alone tutorial on the application of Euler’s Method to solve initial-value differential equation problems.  Secondarily, this document will review the scheme by which differential equations are classified and provide an introduction to more accurate (and more computationally-intensive) higher-order Runge-Kutta methods.

        Process Dynamics
simultaneous unsteady mass balances - growth kinetics examples


STATISTICS 

        Dr. C's Statistics Training Manual
Statistical concepts and definitions; practical guide to implementing the T-test, F-test, and Chi-square statistical tests.

ANOVA -  Definitions of the elements of an ANOVA table.  
Paper written on using ANOVA for Model Descrimination (Knowing when you have enough adjustable parameters)

Critical Values for the Student's T-Distribution:             http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/eda/section3/eda3672.htm
Critical Values for the F-distribution (ANOVA F-test):    http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/eda/section3/eda3673.htm