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Atkins' Physical Chemistry - Peter Atkins

Paperback Published: 10th January 2018
ISBN: 9780198769866
Number Of Pages: 1040

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The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make this new edition of Atkins' Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both lecturers and students. Re-organised into discrete Topics, the text is more flexible to teach from and more readable for students.

Now in its eleventh edition, the text has been enhanced with additional learning features and maths support to demonstrate the absolute centrality of mathematics to physical chemistry. Increasing the digestibility of the text in this new approach, the reader is brought to a question, then the maths is used to show how it can be answered and progress made. The expanded and redistributed maths support also includes a greatly increased number of 'Chemist's toolkits' which provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques right where they need them.

Checklists of key concepts at the end of each Topic add to the extensive learning support provided throughout the book, to reinforce the main take-home messages in each section. The coupling of the broad coverage of the subject with a structure and use of pedagogy that is even more innovative will ensure Atkins' Physical Chemistry remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry.

Online resources

Atkins' Physical Chemistry is accompanied by a range of online resources:

For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables from the book, in ready to download format * Tables of key equations * Instructor's Solutions Manual

For students: * Web links to a range of additional physical chemistry resources on the internet * Group theory tables, available for downloading * Molecular modelling problems * Impact sections show the application of physical chemistry in a diverse range of modern contexts * 'Further Information' sections which consist of longer derivations

Industry Reviews

'I like the division of the material into shorter "chapters". This helps to navigate through the material and break it up into "lecture-size" bites. This is a comprehensive and well-organised textbook that covers all the core physical chemistry. It is attractively presented with excellent online resources and makes a major effort to guide the student carefully through the more demanding mathematics and derivations.' * Professor Eleanor Campbell, Edinburgh University *
'Once again the authors have succeeded in improving on the already very high standard of the previous edition. ' * Matthew Ryder, student, Heriot-Watt University *
'I really like the new approach. I like the checklist of concepts and the overarching "why you need to know this material" pointers at the start of each chapter. ' * Dr Darren Walsh, University of Nottingham *
'I have used this book for more than 30 years. It is the best textbook of physical chemistry for year 2 and year 3 students in physical science departments, and for their teachers. I also use this textbook as reference book for teaching other courses and even for my research.' * Wuzong Zhou, St Andrews University *

PrologueFocus 1: GasesFocus 2: The First LawFocus 3: The Second and Third LawsFocus 4: Physical transformations of pure substancesFocus 5: Simple mixturesFocus 6: Chemical equilibriumFocus 7: Introduction to quantum theoryFocus 8: Atomic structure and spectraFocus 9: Molecular structureFocus 10: Molecular symmetryFocus 11: Molecular spectroscopyFocus 12: Magnetic resonanceFocus 13: Statistical thermodynamicsFocus 14: Molecular interactionsFocus 15: SolidsFocus 16: LiquidsFocus 17: Chemical kineticsFocus 18: Reaction dynamicsFocus 19: Processes on surfaceResource section: including extended tables of data

ISBN: 9780198769866
ISBN-10: 0198769865
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1040
Published: 10th January 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 21.59  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.82
Edition Number: 11
Edition Type: Revised

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