Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | April 3, 2014

byPeter Atkins

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With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the mostdaunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics.With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing an insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made toour understanding of the natural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the mostdaunting branch of chemistry, being necessari...

Peter Atkins is the author of about 70 books, including the world-renowned and widely used Physical Chemistry, now in its 10th edition [in Jan 2014]. After graduating from the University of Leicester and a post-doctoral year in the University of California, Los Angeles, he returned to Oxford in 1965 as Fellow of Lincoln College and Uni...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.01 inPublished:April 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199689091

ISBN - 13:9780199689095

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Matter from the inside2. Matter from the outside3. Bridging matter4. States of matter5. Changing the state of matter6. Changing the identity of matter7. Investigating matterFurther readingIndex