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The periodic table : a very short introduction

Author: Eric R Scerri
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 289.
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The periodic table is an iconic symbol of science, and an understanding of it is essential to the physical sciences. In this volume the author presents an exploration of the periodic table in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics. He shows how this scientific knowledge about the elements was gained and considers its wider  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tables
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Scerri
ISBN: 9780199582495 0199582491
OCLC Number: 726821249
Description: xx, 147 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm.
Contents: The elements --
A quick overview of the modern periodic table --
Atomic weight, triads, and Prout --
Steps toward the periodic table --
The Russian genius, Mendeleev --
Physics invades the periodic table --
Electronic structure --
Quantum mechanics --
Modern alchemy: from missing elements to synthetic elements --
Forms of the periodic table.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 289.
Responsibility: Eric R. Scerri.
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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  Read more...

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