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Elements of Physical Chemistry - Peter Atkins

Elements of Physical Chemistry

Paperback Published: 27th January 2017
ISBN: 9780198727873
Number Of Pages: 704

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The ideal course companion, Elements of Physical Chemistry is written specifically with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, and provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while remaining concise and accessible.

For the seventh edition of this much-loved text, the material has been reorganized into short Topics, which are grouped into thematic Focus sections to make the text more digestible for students, and more flexible for lecturers to teach from. At the beginning of each topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what the student should already know.

Throughout the text, equations are clearly labeled and annotated, and detailed 'justification' boxes are provided to help students understand the crucial mathematics which underpins physical chemistry. Furthermore, Chemist's Toolkits provide succinct reminders of key mathematical techniques exactly where they are needed in the text. Frequent worked examples, in addition to self-test questions and end-of-focus exercises, help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems. This diverse suite of pedagogical features, alongside an appealing design and layout, make Elements of Physical Chemistry the ideal course text for those studying this core branch of chemistry for the first time.

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For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download. * A test bank of additional multiple-choice questions, linked to relevant sections of the book

For students: *Multiple choice questions to support self-directed learning *Final numerical answers to the end-of-focus questions in the book.

Industry Reviews

`The breaking down of chapters into topics is great, particularly when the book is used for quick reference' Tom Martin, chemistry student at Loughborough University `The style of writing makes the material readily accessible to undergraduates of all levels of chemistry capability. Physical Chemistry is notoriously mathematical in nature and as such any good text on this subject must carry readers of varying ability in mathematics.' Dr Subrayal M Reddy, University of Surrey `There are no other textbooks that serve the purposes of my physical chemistry courses so well.' Dr Peter B Karadakov, University of York `As always the writing style is clear and elegant and the numerical examples are pertinent and helpful.' Dr Mike Lyons, Trinity College Dublin

Focus 1: The properties of gases Focus 2: The First Law of thermodynamics Focus 3: The Second Law of thermodynamics Focus 4: Physical transformations Focus 5: Chemical Change Focus 6: Chemical kinetics Focus 7: Quantum theory Focus 8: Atomic structure Focus 9: The chemical bond Focus 10: Molecular interactions Focus 11: Molecular spectroscopy Focus 12: Statistical thermodynamics Focus 13: Magnetic resonance Focus 14: Macromolecules and aggregates Focus 15: Solids

ISBN: 9780198727873
ISBN-10: 0198727879
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 27th January 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 19.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.36
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised

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