Relevance: The text helps students recognize how what they are learning in their engineering, chemistry, and physics courses applies to professional practice and how chemical engineering will play a critical role in solving important global challenges. Problem-Solving: The content helps beginning students develop problem-solving skills, including the ability to solve quantitative problems appropriate for students at their level. Introduction to Design: Following the central story line throughout the book, students are led step-by-step through a chemical engineering design project, and perform a variety of design calculations as a basis for design decisions. Homework Problems help students practice the skills that they?ve learned and Assessment, Practice and Self-Study Resources help students learn the concepts and skills presented. Case Studies give students the opportunity to apply what they?ve learned in a number of areas to the solution of a design problem. Spreadsheets: Students are introduced to spreadsheets, and homework problems throughout the book give the students practice with this tool. Engineering Teamwork, Ethics, and Creative Problem-Solving: These topics begin building the student?s ability to guide teams of peers to creative and ethical solutions. Introduction and Integration of Chemical Engineering Topics: The text provides an integrated, holistic view of the chemical engineering discipline.