Many physical phenomena of great practical interest to engineers
chemists, biologists, physicists, etc. were not in Gen. Phys. I & II
The development of experimental equiment and techniques
modern physics can go inside the microscopic world (atoms,
electrons, nucleus, etc.)
New principles, new laws for the microscopic (subatomic)
world were discoverved
They were an extraordinary group of talents: Wigner won a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard was the first to see that a chain reaction based on neutrons was possible, initiated the Manhattan Project, but left physics to try to restrict nuclear arms; von Neumann could solve difficult problems in his head and developed the modern computer for more complex problems; von Kármán became the first director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, providing the scientific basis for the U.S.
Chemistry: A Maths Workbook – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 workbooks are intended for first year undergraduate Chemists. They are split into three in order to reduce file size and make handling on a laptop easier. Part 1 covers the first 8 weeks of semester 1; Part 2 the remainder of semester 1 and the beginning of semester 2; and Part 3 the rest of semester 2.
This workbook is not a textbook! Use your Chemistry and Maths textbook to find out the details about the area covered. People will not really understand something, including Maths, until they can...
This is an intermediate level post-calculus text on mathematical and statistical
methods, directed toward the needs of chemists. It has developed out of a
course that I teach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for thirdyear
undergraduate chemistry majors and, with additional assignments, for
chemistry graduate students.
As science has become more interdisciplinary and impinges ever more heavily on
technology, we have been led to the conclusion that there is a great need now for a
textbook that emphasizes the physical and chemical origins of the properties of solids
while at the same time focusing on the technologically important materials that are
being developed and used by scientists and engineers.
THERE IS probably no single course in “laboratory safety or chemical safety” at your college or
university. Why not? Chemistry curricula have developed over many decades with a focus on the main
topics of chemistry: organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and (more recently)
biochemistry. For decades, the topic of chemical safety was included at the margins of lab courses,
mostly taught in a small way as a footnote to various lab experiments and procedures. Some chemists and
chemistry teachers were aware of the importance of safety, while many were not.
This course of lectures is devoted to protein physics, i.e., to the overall topics of
structure, self-organization and function of protein molecules.
The course is based on lectures given by us (earlier by O.B.P., and later by A.V.F.)
first at Moscow PhysTech Institute and then at Pushchino State University and the
Pushchino Branch of MoscowState University. Initially, our students were physicists,
then mainly biologists with some chemists.
This book was conceived as a result of many years research with students
and postdocs in molecular simulation, and shaped over several courses on
the subject given at the University of Groningen, the Eidgen¨ossische Technische
Hochschule (ETH) in Z¨urich, the University of Cambridge, UK, the
University of Rome (La Sapienza), and the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
As quantum theory enters its second century, it is fitting to examine just
how far it has come as a tool for the chemist. Beginning with Max Planck’s
agonizing conclusion in 1900 that linked energy emission in discreet bundles
to the resultant black-body radiation curve, a body of knowledge has
developed with profound consequences in our ability to understand nature.
In the early years, quantum theory was the providence of physicists and
certain breeds of physical chemists. While physicists honed and refined the
theory and studied...
A survey conducted several years ago within the local atmospheric science
community had indicated the need for a comprehensive reference book of atmospheric
chemistry and physics. The present compilation of data has been prepared
in an attempt to fi ll this need.
While the subject, as a whole or in parts, has received an adequate treatment in
textbooks, encyclopedias, and in other overviews, these publications do not generally
present numerical data but discuss important observations by way of illustrations.
“It takes a tough guy to raise a tender chicken!” the late Frank Perdue
used to proclaim in his radio and t v advertisements. Physical chemist Hervé
This (pronounced teess), the internationally controversial molecular gastro-
nome, explains to us in understandable yet precise terms the science of ten-
Carbon nanotubes are rolled up graphene sheets with a quasi-one-dimensional structure of
nanometer-scale diameters. More than twenty years have passed since the pioneering work on
carbon nanotubes by Prof. Iijima in 1991. During all these years, carbon nanotubes have at‐
tracted a lot of attention from physicists, chemists, material scientists, and electronic device
engineers because of their excellent structural, electronic, optical, chemical, and mechanical
The emerging field of nanotechnology is affirming its increasing importance day
by day. In this context fullerenes and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) play an important
role. These new allotropic forms of carbon have been discovered in the last two
decades, and, since then, they have stimulated the curiosity and interest of physicists
This book is the first of a new series entitled “Carbon Materials:
Chemistry and Physics”, the purpose of which is to analyze the new frontiers of
Metal nanoparticles are certain to be the building blocks of the next generation of
electronic, optoelectronic and chemical sensing devices. The physical limits imposed
by top-down methods such as photo- and electron- beam lithography dictate
that the synthesis and assembly of functional nanoscale materials will become
the province of chemists.
This book is dedicated to a wonderful person, Rimma Vladimirovna Golovnya, Doctor of Chemistry. Professor R.V. Golovnya was a leading scientist in the field of gas chromatography and flavochemistry and worked fruitfully for many years in organic, analytical, and physical chemistry.
Being students, we were fortunate to enjoy lectures by academicians A.N. Nesmeyanov, P.A. Rehbinder, and V.1. Spitsin, professors of the Faculty of Chemistry at Moscow State University. The supervisor of my post-graduate training, academician N.N.
Chirality is a phenomenon that is manifested throughout the natural world, ranging
from fundamental particles through the realm of molecules and biological organisms
to spiral galaxies. Thus, chirality is of interest to physicists, chemists, biologists, and
astronomers. Chiroptical spectroscopy utilizes the differential response of chiral objects
to circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation. Applications of chiroptical spectroscopy
are widespread in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and physics. It is indispensable for
stereochemical elucidation of organic and inorganic molecules.