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Published: 27 October 2011

168 Pages | 15 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199582495

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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

Eric R. Scerri

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the fundamental nature of the periodic table to the physical sciences
  • Explores the history of the discovery of trends among elements, to the construction of various forms of the table, and the growth of understanding of its meaning
  • Touches on key ideas about both early atomic theory and quantum mechanics, showing how they have proved key to the meaning of the table
  • Ideal for those who are curious to learn more about the periodic table and essential for any student of physics and chemistry
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - over three million copies sold worldwide

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