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Faculty publishes new textbook

George Papadantonakis has published a new textbook.

Our department's own George Papadantonakis has published a textbook with co-authors Robert J. Silby, Robert Alberty and Moungi Bawendi of MIT. The objective of this book is to make the concepts and methods of physical chemistry clear and interesting to students who have had a year of calculus and a year of physics. The underlying theory of chemical phenomena is complicated, and so it is a challenge to make the most important concepts and methods understandable to undergraduate students. However, these basic ideas are accessible to students, and they will find them useful whether they are chemistry majors, biologists, engineers, or earth scientists. The basic theory of chemistry is presented from the viewpoint of academic physical chemists, but many applications of physical chemistry to practical problems are described.