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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction Paperback
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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction Paperback by Eric Scerri
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Category: Science
Edition Date: 01/13/2012
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ISBN: 0199582491
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Decription: In this authoritative Very Short Introduction to the periodic table, Eric Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics. Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, so that physics arguably came to colonize an entirely different science, chemistry.
About author: I am originally from Malta and was educated in England at the Universities of London, Southampton and Cambridge. I wrote a PhD on the relationship between chemistry and quantum mechanics at King's College, London in 1992 and have continued to carry out research on this topic. I am currently in my twelvth year in the Chemistry Department at UCLA where I teach large general chemistry classes as well as courses in History and Philosophy of Science
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