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Atkins' Physical Chemistry (Paperback, 11th Revised edition): Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, James Keeler Atkins' Physical Chemistry (Paperback, 11th Revised edition)
Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, James Keeler
R500 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R45 (9%) In stock

The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make this new edition of Atkins' Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both lecturers and students. Re-organised into discrete Topics, the text is more flexible to teach from and more readable for students. Now in its eleventh edition, the text has been enhanced with additional learning features and maths support to demonstrate the absolute centrality of mathematics to physical chemistry. Increasing the digestibility of the text in this new approach, the reader is brought to a question, then the maths is used to show how it can be answered and progress made. The expanded and redistributed maths support also includes a greatly increased number of 'Chemist's toolkits' which provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques right where they need them. Checklists of key concepts at the end of each Topic add to the extensive learning support provided throughout the book, to reinforce the main take-home messages in each section. The coupling of the broad coverage of the subject with a structure and use of pedagogy that is even more innovative will ensure Atkins' Physical Chemistry remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. Online resources Atkins' Physical Chemistry is accompanied by a range of online resources: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables from the book, in ready to download format * Tables of key equations * Instructor's Solutions Manual For students: * Web links to a range of additional physical chemistry resources on the internet * Group theory tables, available for downloading * Molecular modelling problems * Impact sections show the application of physical chemistry in a diverse range of modern contexts * 'Further Information' sections which consist of longer derivations

Conceptual Chemistry: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): John A. Suchocki Conceptual Chemistry: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
John A. Suchocki
R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Were you looking for the book with access to MasteringChemistry? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MasteringChemistry. Buy the book and access card package to save money on this resource. A long-established leader in liberal arts chemistry, John Suchocki's Conceptual Chemistry continues to take a student-centered approach in the new Fifth Edition. This robust program uses a conversational writing style to engage and involve non-science majors, helping them visualize the behavior of atoms and molecules to understand our macroscopic environment. With a focus on fundamental concepts - not mathematical models - and supported by a dynamic media program, Conceptual Chemistry, Fifth Edition helps build a base from which non-science majors can view the world around them more perceptively.

Workbook in Physical Chemistry (Paperback): Joanne Elliott, Elizabeth Page Workbook in Physical Chemistry (Paperback)
Joanne Elliott, Elizabeth Page
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you afraid of unfamiliar questions? Do you struggle to know how even to begin answering them? Problem solved! Use the Workbooks in Chemistry series to: - Know the facts: review the concepts you need to draw on to answer the question - Understand the strategy: learn how to approach each question in a systematic way - Master the solution: get to the right answer first time The Workbooks in Chemistry series takes a worked example led approach to help you develop the problem-solving skills you need to understand how to approach unfamiliar questions and to answer them successfully. Written to build the confidence of every reader, its extensive worked examples, enriched with guidance and advice, are matched with relevant problems to help you maximise your performance and achieve success during the formative early years of your degree programme, and beyond.

Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Simon Duckett, Bruce Gilbert, Martin Cockett Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Simon Duckett, Bruce Gilbert, Martin Cockett
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primer series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry. The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination covers a range of common spectroscopic and diffraction methods alongside frequent worked examples and problem questions to assist beginning undergraduates in developing their skills in structure analysis. Furthermore, the practical application of these techniques is emphasized, especially to biological and medical systems. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Foundations of Molecular Structure Determination features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Downloadable CIF data files * Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning * Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises

OCR A-Level Year 2 Chemistry A Workbook: Physical chemistry and transition elements (Paperback): Mike Smith, John Older OCR A-Level Year 2 Chemistry A Workbook: Physical chemistry and transition elements (Paperback)
Mike Smith, John Older
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2017 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover): Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover)
Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos
R1,763 Discovery Miles 17 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This accessible new text introduces the theoretical concepts and tools essential for graduate-level courses on the physics of materials in condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. Topics covered range from fundamentals such as crystal periodicity and symmetry, and derivation of single-particle equations, to modern additions including graphene, two-dimensional solids, carbon nanotubes, topological states, and Hall physics. Advanced topics such as phonon interactions with phonons, photons and electrons, and magnetism, are presented in an accessible way, and a set of appendices reviewing crucial fundamental physics and mathematical tools makes this text suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Students will benefit from the emphasis on translating theory into practice, with worked examples explaining experimental observations, applications illustrating how theoretical concepts can be applied to real research problems, and 242 informative full color illustrations. End-of chapter exercises are included for homework and self-study, with solutions and lecture slides for instructors available online.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (Paperback): Victor Chechik, Emma Carter, Damien M. Murphy Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (Paperback)
Victor Chechik, Emma Carter, Damien M. Murphy
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primer series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance to current research and industry of the chemistry being described. Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance provides a user-friendly introduction to this powerful tool for characterizing paramagnetic molecules. A versatile technique, EPR is becoming increasingly used across fields as diverse as biology, materials science, chemistry, and physics. This primer provides the perfect introduction to the subject by taking the reader through from basic principles to how spectra can be interpreted in practice, with frequent examples demonstrating the diverse ways in which the technique can be applied. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Electron Paramagnetic Resonance features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises * Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning

Introduction to Computational Physical Chemistry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Joshua Schrier Introduction to Computational Physical Chemistry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Joshua Schrier
R1,991 R1,804 Discovery Miles 18 040 Save R187 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book will revolutionize the way physical chemistry is taught by bridging the gap between the traditional "solve a bunch of equations for a very simple model" approach and the computational methods that are used to solve research problems. While some recent textbooks include exercises using pre-packaged Hartree-Fock/DFT calculations, this is largely limited to giving students a proverbial black box. The DIY (do-it-yourself) approach taken in this book helps student gain understanding by building their own simulations from scratch. The reader of this book should come away with the ability to apply and adapt these techniques in computational chemistry to his or her own research problems, and have an enhanced ability to critically evaluate other computational results. This book is mainly intended to be used in conjunction with an existing physical chemistry text, such as McQuarrie & Simon's Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, but it is also well suited as a stand-alone text for upper level undergraduate or intro graduate computational chemistry courses. Assumes no computational background. Enables students to build simulations from scratch to reproduce famous literature calculations. Teaches a variety of computational/numerical/simulation methods, applicable to solving chemical problems. Designed to "play well" with McQuarrie & Simon's landmark P CHEM text, but can be used with others as well.

Adhesion Aspects in MEMS/NEMS (Hardcover): Seong H. Kim, Michael T. Dugger, Kash L. Mittal Adhesion Aspects in MEMS/NEMS (Hardcover)
Seong H. Kim, Michael T. Dugger, Kash L. Mittal
R6,114 Discovery Miles 61 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Phenomena associated with the adhesion interaction of surfaces have been a critical aspect of micro- and nanosystem development and performance since the first MicroElectroMechanicalSystems(MEMS) were fabricated. These phenomena are ubiquitous in nature and are present in all systems, however MEMS devices are particularly sensitive to their effects owing to their small size and limited actuation force that can be generated. Extension of MEMS technology concepts to the nanoscale and development of NanoElectroMechanicalSystems(NEMS) will result in systems even more strongly influenced by surface forces. The book is divided into five parts as follows: Part 1: Understanding Through Continuum Theory; Part 2: Computer Simulation of Interfaces; Part 3: Adhesion and Friction Measurements; Part 4: Adhesion in Practical Applications; and Part 5: Adhesion Mitigation Strategies. This compilation constitutes the first book on this extremely important topic in the burgeoning field of MEMS/NEMS. It is obvious from the topics covered in this book that bountiful information is contained here covering understanding of surface forces and adhesion as well as novel ways to mitigate adhesion in MEMS/NEMS. This book should be of great interest to anyone engaged in the wonderful and fascinating field of MEMS/NEMS, as it captures the current R&D activity.

Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Cell Adhesion (Hardcover): Alain Carre, Kash L. Mittal Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Cell Adhesion (Hardcover)
Alain Carre, Kash L. Mittal
R6,124 Discovery Miles 61 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cell adhesion comes into play in almost all domains of life. The range of situations in which it occurs, involving organisms, living tissues, microorganisms or single cells, is endless. Cell adhesion is involved in the binding of a cell to a surface, extracellular matrix, or another cell using cell adhesion molecules. It is crucial in the formation and maintenance of coherent multicellular structures. Cell surface adhesion molecules (integrins, for example) which transmit information from the extracellular matrix to the cell play vital roles in numerous cellular processes. Some of these include: cell growth, differentiation, embryogenesis, immune cell transmigration and response, and cancer metastasis. Also cell adhesion is involved in most of pathological situations. This book is divided into four parts as follows: Part 1: Fundamentals of Cell Adhesion; Part 2: Methods to Study Cell Adhesion; Part 3: Surface Treatments to Control Cell Adhesion and Behavior; and Part 4: Cell Adhesion in Medicine and Therapy. A bountiful information is covered in this book which represents the cumulative wisdom of many world-renowned researchers( physicists, materials scientists, chemists and biologists) engaged in unraveling the mechanisms of cell adhesion and how to mitigate or control it. It quite patent from the topics covered in this book that the subject of cell adhesion is truly interdisciplinary. This book should be of great interest and value to anyone interested in cell adhesion which is vitally important to human life.

Wood Adhesives (Hardcover): Antonio Pizzi, Kash L. Mittal Wood Adhesives (Hardcover)
Antonio Pizzi, Kash L. Mittal
R6,580 Discovery Miles 65 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wood adhesives are of tremendous industrial importance, as more than two-thirds of wood products in the world today are completely or partially bonded together using a variety of adhesives. Adhesive bonding offers many advantages over other joining methods for wood components, and there has been a great deal of R& D activity in devising new wood adhesives or improving the existing ones. The modern mantra in all industrial sectors is: "think green, go green," which has attracted much attention in the wood adhesive industry. Therefore, there is also a lot of research activity in synthesizing environmentally benign and human-friendly wood adhesives. This book is divided into four parts: Part 1: Fundamental Adhesion Aspects in Wood Bonding; Part 2: Synthetic Adhesives; Part 3: Environment-friendly adhesives; and Part 4: Wood Welding and General Paper. It addresses many different types of wood adhesives, as well as bonding (welding) of wood components without adhesives, a more recent development. The information contained in this book is valuable for individuals engaged in all aspects of wood adhesion and adhesives and, hopefully, will inspire new ideas in wood adhesives, a topic of vital industrial importance.

AQA A Level Chemistry Year 1 & AS Paper 1 - Inorganic Chemistry and Relevant Physical Chemistry Topics (Paperback): Colin... AQA A Level Chemistry Year 1 & AS Paper 1 - Inorganic Chemistry and Relevant Physical Chemistry Topics (Paperback)
Colin Chambers, Stephen Whittleton, Geoffrey Hallas, Andrew Maczek, David Nicholls, …
R253 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R31 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: AS Chemistry First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2016 Checked by AQA examiners, this is an essential study and revision guide for the 2015 AQA AS and A-level Year 1 Chemistry specification concentrating on inorganic chemistry and relevant physical chemistry Paper 1. * Tackle new-style written exam questions with guidance on practical and mathematical skills * Avoid common mistakes and get advice on exams with Exam Notes * Focus on just the content you need with Essential Notes * Memorise terminology for required practicals and mathematical and Working Scientifically aspects * Practise exam-style questions

Springer Handbook of Electrochemical Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Cornelia Breitkopf, karen Swider-Lyons Springer Handbook of Electrochemical Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Cornelia Breitkopf, karen Swider-Lyons
R8,782 R6,701 Discovery Miles 67 010 Save R2,081 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive handbook covers all fundamentals of electrochemistry for contemporary applications. It provides a rich presentation of related topics of electrochemistry with a clear focus on energy technologies. It covers all aspects of electrochemistry starting with theoretical concepts and basic laws of thermodynamics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and multiscale modeling. It further gathers the basic experimental methods such as potentiometry, reference electrodes, ion-sensitive electrodes, voltammetry and amperometry. The contents cover subjects related to mass transport, the electric double layer, ohmic losses and experimentation affecting electrochemical reactions. These aspects of electrochemistry are especially examined in view of specific energy technologies including batteries, polymer electrolyte and biological fuel cells, electrochemical capacitors, electrochemical hydrogen production and photoelectrochemistry. Organized in six parts, the overall complexity of electrochemistry is presented and makes this handbook an authoritative reference and definitive source for advanced students, professionals and scientists particularly interested in industrial and energy applications.

Advances in Powder and Ceramic Materials Science (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Bowen Li, Shefford P Baker, Huazhang Zhai, Sergio... Advances in Powder and Ceramic Materials Science (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Bowen Li, Shefford P Baker, Huazhang Zhai, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Rajiv Soman, …
R5,272 Discovery Miles 52 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection emphasizes the advances of powder and ceramic materials in fundamental research, technology development, and industrial applications. Ceramic materials science covers the science and technology of creating objects from inorganic, nonmetallic materials, and includes design, synthesis, and fabrication of ceramics, glasses, advanced concretes, and ceramic-metal composites.

Polymers in Particulate Systems - Properties and Applications (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Vincent Hackley, P.... Polymers in Particulate Systems - Properties and Applications (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Vincent Hackley, P. Somasundaran, Jennifer Lewis
R4,854 Discovery Miles 48 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Presents the latest research on the flow and structure of complex particulate sustemsions, the adsorption behavior of polymers, and the consolidation behavior and mechanical properties of films. Highlights recent advances in polymer functionality, conformation, and chemistry for biological, biomedical, and industrial applications."

Graphite and Precursors (Hardcover): Pierre Delhaes Graphite and Precursors (Hardcover)
Pierre Delhaes
R4,115 Discovery Miles 41 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Humans first used carbon as chars from firewood in ritual paintings and primitive metallurgical processes. Natural forms of carbon have been known since antiquity, yet the knowledge of the carbon element in chemistry and its technical applications on a larger scale are a relatively recent development. The industrial revolution in Europe two centuries ago led the way to the numerous applications of these graphitic forms that are still used today. Graphite and Precursors features short tutorial articles on different topics related to the science and technology of carbons intended for engineers, students of Materials Science and scientists who are seeking a fundamental understanding without "reinventing the wheel." This first volume of the World of Carbon book series focuses on graphite and its precursors, including its origin and various implications. The basic properties of hexagonal graphite are developed, and several theoretical and experimental approaches explain why this crystalline solid is fascinating in solid state physics. Also featured are the numerous applications connected to thermal, mechanical and chemical graphites, as well as their various industrial uses in polycrystalline form. Finally, carbon precursors are introduced.

Liquid and Vapour Flows in Porous Bodies - Surface Phenomena (Hardcover): N.V. Churaev Liquid and Vapour Flows in Porous Bodies - Surface Phenomena (Hardcover)
N.V. Churaev
R3,852 Discovery Miles 38 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adopts a completely original approach to the study of processes of mass transfer. In contrast to the usual approach, based on the concept of continuum media and the theory of heat and mass transfer, the topic is considered from a new viewpoint, taking into account the heterogeneous dispersal state of porous bodies. The author bases his discussion on the theory of surface forces and microhydrodynamic analysis of the processes of mass transport of gases, liquids and vapors, providing the reader with a systematic account of liquid/solid and gas/solid interfaces.
Topics treated in this book include structural peculiarities, equilibrium and properties of liquids in porous bodies. Various mechanisms of mass transfer are considered, including liquid flow in pores and films, gas diffusion, combined transfer of liquid and vapor, convective diffusion in solutions, structure formation, capillary phenomena, and wetting.
This unique book provides a wealth of information from the former Soviet Union, which will be of great interest to chemists, physicists and materials scientists, as well as industrialists working with a variety of different products in which disperse systems and porous bodies are important.

Surface Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Membranes (Hardcover): Torben Smith Sorenson Surface Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Membranes (Hardcover)
Torben Smith Sorenson
R8,281 Discovery Miles 82 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An eclectic mix of studies on chemical and electrochemical behaviour of membrane surfaces. The book looks at membranes - both organic and inorganic - from a host of different perspectives and in the context of many diverse disciplines. It explores the behaviours of both synthetic and biological membranes, employing physical, chemical and physiochemical perspectives, and blends state-of-the-art research of many disciplines into a coherent whole.

Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover): Robert J. Pugh Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover)
Robert J. Pugh
R1,818 R1,721 Discovery Miles 17 210 Save R97 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

Thermodynamics - Fundamentals and Engineering Applications (Hardcover): William C. Reynolds, Piero Colonna Thermodynamics - Fundamentals and Engineering Applications (Hardcover)
William C. Reynolds, Piero Colonna
R2,626 R2,233 Discovery Miles 22 330 Save R393 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This concise text provides an essential treatment of thermodynamics and a discussion of the basic principles built on an intuitive description of the microscopic behavior of matter. Aimed at a range of courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, the presentation explains the foundations valid at the macroscopic level in relation to what happens at the microscopic level, relying on intuitive and visual explanations which are presented with engaging cases. With ad hoc, real-word examples related also to current and future renewable energy conversion technologies and two well-known programs used for thermodynamic calculations, FluidProp and StanJan, this text provides students with a rich and engaging learning experience.

Many-Body Theory of Condensed Matter Systems - An Introductory Course (Hardcover): Michael G. Cottam, Zahra Haghshenasfard Many-Body Theory of Condensed Matter Systems - An Introductory Course (Hardcover)
Michael G. Cottam, Zahra Haghshenasfard
R1,406 Discovery Miles 14 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this primer to the many-body theory of condensed-matter systems, the authors introduce the subject to the non-specialist in a broad, concise, and up-to-date manner. A wide range of topics are covered including the second quantization of operators, coherent states, quantum-mechanical Green's functions, linear response theory, and Feynman diagrammatic perturbation theory. Material is also incorporated from quantum optics, low-dimensional systems such as graphene, and localized excitations in systems with boundaries as in nanoscale materials. Over 100 problems are included at the end of chapters, which are used both to consolidate concepts and to introduce new material. This book is suitable as a teaching tool for graduate courses and is ideal for non-specialist students and researchers working in physics, materials science, chemistry, or applied mathematics who want to use the tools of many-body theory.

Electrochemistry (Paperback): Wesley R. Browne Electrochemistry (Paperback)
Wesley R. Browne
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry. The learning features provided, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. This brand new addition to the series provides the most accessible first introduction to electrochemistry, combining explanation of the fundamental concepts with practical examples of how they are applied in a range of real-world situations. Online resources The online resources that accompany Electrochemistry include: For students: - Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning - Online tutorials to explain difficult concepts For registered adopters of the text: - Figures from the book available to download

Dictionary of Colloid and Surface Science (Hardcover): Paul Becher Dictionary of Colloid and Surface Science (Hardcover)
Paul Becher
R4,588 Discovery Miles 45 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a mini-encyclopedia providing a wealth of information on all aspects of colloid and surface science, including historical background information, insights into the implications of definitions, biographical notes, and sketches of scientists who have contributed to the field.

Computational Chemistry (Paperback): Jeremy Harvey Computational Chemistry (Paperback)
Jeremy Harvey
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. The learning features provided, including exercises at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance to current research and industry of the chemistry being described. Computational Chemistry provides a user-friendly introduction to this powerful way of characterizing and modelling chemical systems. This primer provides the perfect introduction to the subject, leading the reader through the basic principles before showing the variety of ways in which computational chemistry is applied in practice to study real molecules, all illustrated by frequent examples. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Computational Chemistry features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises * Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning

Note-by-Note Cooking - The Future of Food (Hardcover): Herve This Note-by-Note Cooking - The Future of Food (Hardcover)
Herve This; Translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
R590 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Note-by-Note Cooking" is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a colorless liquid hydrocarbon that has the smell of citrus; sotolon, whose fragrance at high concentrations resembles curry and at low concentrations, maple syrup or sugar; tyrosine, an odorless but flavorful amino acid present in cheese -- these and many other substances, some occurring in nature, some synthesized in the laboratory -- make it possible to create novel tastes and flavors in the same way that elementary sound waves can be combined to create new sounds.

Note-by-note cooking promises to add unadulterated nutritional value to dishes of all kinds, actually improving upon the health benefits of so-called natural foods. Cooking with molecular compounds will be far more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable than traditional techniques of cooking. This new way of thinking about food heralds a phase of culinary evolution on which the long-term survival of a growing human population depends. Herv? This clearly explains the properties of naturally occurring and synthesized compounds, dispels a host of misconceptions about the place of chemistry in cooking, and shows why note-by-note cooking is an obvious -- and inevitable -- extension of his earlier pioneering work in molecular gastronomy. An appendix contains a representative selection of recipes, vividly illustrated in color.

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