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The Periodic Table (Very Short Introductions)

The Periodic Table (Very Short Introductions)

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Publication Date: December 15th, 2011
Oxford University Press, USA
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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 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 the Author

Eric Scerri is a lecturer in chemistry as well as history and philosophy of science at the University of California, Los Angeles.