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Student solutions manual for Physical chemistry / Peter Atkins ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-. Physical chemistry.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, c2002Edition: 7th ed.Description: [3] leaves, 548 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0716743884; 9780716743880.Other title: Solutions manual for Physical chemistry.Subject(s): Chemistry, Physical and theoretical -- Problems, exercises, etcOther classification: 35.10
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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QD453.2 .A874S 2002 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001798297

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Oxford's "Very Short Introductions" series began in 1995, with 300-plus volumes on numerous topics now available. Here, Atkins (Lincoln College, Univ. of Oxford, UK), a prolific author--e.g., What Is Chemistry? (CH, May'14, 51-5027), Reactions (CH, Apr'12, 49-4464)--writes a thoughtful introduction to physical chemistry. He could easily have used text from his previous works for a book like this, but instead he created some new ways of looking at the discipline--focusing on its contributions to modern science. Physical chemistry relies heavily on mathematics, but Atkins works hard to avoid equations. The closing sections of the chapters ("The Current Challenge") are enjoyable. The author focuses on emerging fields, which he regards as the "research interests of a hypothetical perfect research laboratory in modern physical chemistry, where collaboration with intellectually neighbouring disciplines should be the core strategy." Though the physical format of the book is small, the concepts remain large, so readers need a chemistry background to follow the text. This would be a good book to require in a physical chemistry undergraduate course so students can appreciate what has been covered and anticipate the future in the field. Atkins was the perfect choice for writing this book, and he did an outstanding job. Summing Up: Essential. Academic library collections. --John Allison, The College of New Jersey

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