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Published: 03 September 2015

640 Pages | 560 colour line

10.4 x 7.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199608119

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Elements of Physical Chemistry

Sixth Edition

Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula

  • Clear writing style and inviting presentation make this the ideal introductory text.
  • Tightly focussed coverage makes this compact text an ideal resource for students taking first and second year physical chemistry courses.
  • Maths support throughout, including fully worked examples, annotated equations, and self-test questions, helps students to understand the material and gives them confidence when problem solving.
  • 'Impact sections' show how the principles developed within chapters are currently being applied in a variety of modern contexts, including biology and materials science.
  • Over 500 colour illustrations provide visual interpretations of concepts and molecular structures.
  • An Online Resource Centre, with multiple choice questions and webcasts for students and a test-bank for registered adopters, provides plenty of opportunity for students to practice applying what they have learnt.
  • Icons within the text show students where figures have associated Living Graphs in the software package Explorations in Physical Chemistry.
  • A new Foundations chapter introduces the topics, especially but not only from physics, that are needed to understand the principles later in the text, such as classical mechanics and electromagnetism.
  • Chemist's toolkits are used throughout the text remind the reader of variety of mathematical techniques and concepts as they become necessary.
  • Labels have been attached to all the main equations to help the reader to recall their meaning and relevance.
  • New Road Maps provide a structured summary of equations, showing the relations between expressions.
  • The number of worked Examples has been increased, all of which have strategy sections to help the reader collect their thoughts. In addition, more Self-tests have been added, to enable the reader to assess their grasp of a calculation or topic.

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