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Building Construction Illustrated

by Francis D. Ching

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learningFor over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project.llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materialsUpdated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materialsContains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and draftersReflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED systemThis new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Designing With Light

by Jason Livingston

A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting designDesigning With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design.Lighting is an essential element of interior design, and despite its ubiquity, is difficult to truly master. A designer with a fundamental and conceptual understanding of light is empowered to create simple, typical spaces, or work intelligently with lighting consultants on more complex projects. Designing With Light contains special discussions on color, light, and health, as well as the latest information on energy efficient lighting, control systems, and other technologies. Topics include:Physics, psychology, and perception of lightCurrent and future lighting technologyCommunication, documentation, and the design processSustainability, daylighting, and energy efficiencyThe book also contains an entire chapter on building and energy codes, as well as practical guidance on photometrics and calculations. Lighting can make or break an otherwise well-designed space, so designers need the background to be able to think intelligently about illumination factors during all stages of the process. With comprehensive coverage and thorough explanation, Designing With Light is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

Virtual Banking

by Renaud Laplanche Dan Schatt

Technology is permanently transforming the banking industry, anddigital payments are the key Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: AGuide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation takes ahands-on approach to competing in the modern banking environment.Former PayPal Head of Financial Innovation Dan Schatt explores thereasons behind the massive consumer migration away from traditionalbanks, and provides clear, actionable guidance on beating newbanking models at their own game. Digital payment is the hottesttopic in banking today, and is set to define the future of theindustry.Consumers are rapidly abandoning traditional banks in favor ofinstitutions that are lower-cost and more consumer-centric. Betweenthe pace of financial regulatory reform and the cloud computingrevolution, the old banking model is on the fast track toextinction. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and VirtualBanking provides the information banks need to compete in thisnew environment, and details the integral implementation actionsthat will allow them to thrive. The book discusses real-worldinnovations from banks, non-banks, and up and comers, and the heavycompetition from the new outsource bank model. Topics include:The changing POS landscape and the need for digital walletpartnershipsShifting gears to greenfield market opportunities versusnon-profitable marketsDigital channel best practices for superior customerexperienceWhen to outsource, and what capabilities to truly ownCase studies including PayPal, Google, Square, Facebook,Twitter, and more illustrate acceleration of innovation throughbanking partnerships, as well as the mechanics behind banking'sbiggest, scariest threats. The trick to surviving the paradigmshift is to embody innovation while providing a superior customerproposition. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and VirtualBanking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulationprovides the inside track on managing the shift and dominating thenew marketplace.

Protein Families

by Alex Bateman Vladimir Uversky Christine Orengo

New insights into the evolution and nature of proteinsExploring several distinct approaches, this book describes the methods for comparing protein sequences and protein structures in order to identify homologous relationships and classify proteins and protein domains into evolutionary families. Readers will discover the common features as well as the key philosophical differences underlying the major protein classification systems, including Pfam, Panther, SCOP, and CATH. Moreover, they'll discover how these systems can be used to understand the evolution of protein families as well as understand and predict the degree to which structural and functional information are shared between relatives in a protein family.Edited and authored by leading international experts, Protein Families offers new insights into protein families that are important to medical research as well as protein families that help us understand biological systems and key biological processes such as cell signaling and the immune response. The book is divided into three sections: Section I: Concepts Underlying Protein Family Classification reviews the major strategies for identifying homologous proteins and classifying them into families. Section II: In-Depth Reviews of Protein Families focuses on some fascinating super protein families for which we have substantial amounts of sequence, structural and functional data, making it possible to trace the emergence of functionally diverse relatives. Section III: Review of Protein Families in Important Biological Systems examines protein families associated with a particular biological theme, such as the cytoskeleton.All chapters are extensively illustrated, including depictions of evolutionary relationships. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to original research papers and reviews in the field.Covering protein family classification systems alongside detailed descriptions of select protein families, this book offers biochemists, molecular biologists, protein scientists, structural biologists, and bioinformaticians new insight into the evolution and nature of proteins.

Food Allergy

by Gideon Lack Dean D. Metcalfe Ronald A. Simon Hugh A. Sampson

Edited by world-renowned experts in the field, Food Allergy covers pediatric and adult adverse reactions to foods and food additives in one comprehensive volume. Designed to be a practical, readable reference for use in the hospital or private practice setting, the text is organized into five sections covering basic and clinical perspectives of adverse reactions to food antigens; adverse reactions to food additives; and contemporary topics. Two chapters in the fifth edition are devoted to food biotechnology and genetic engineering.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement

by Jonathan Passmore Sigmar Malvezzi Kurt Kraiger Nuno Rebelo dos Santos

The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquely global focus, to review the latest literature and research in the interconnected fields of training, development, and performance appraisal.Maintains a truly global focus on the field with top international contributors exploring research and practice from around the worldOffers researchers and professionals essential information for building a talented organization, a critical and challenging task for organizational success in the 21st centuryCovers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, job design, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches, 360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

Architecture

by Francis D. Ching

A superb visual reference to the principles of architectureNow including interactive CD-ROM!For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture.In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide To Field Construction Management

by S. Keoki Sears Richard H. Clough Glenn A. Sears Jerald L. Rounds Robert O. Segner

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projectsFor more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources.Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.Features two integrated example projects--one civil and one commercial--fully developed through the textIncludes end-of-chapter questions and problemsDetails BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVAProvides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questionsConstruction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.

Oracle 12c For Dummies

by Chris Ruel Wessler

Demystifying the power of the Oracle 12c databaseThe Oracle database is the industry-leading relational database management system (RDMS) used from small companies to the world's largest enterprises alike for their most critical business and analytical processing. Oracle 12c includes industry leading enhancements to enable cloud computing and empowers users to manage both Big Data and traditional data structures faster and cheaper than ever before. Oracle 12c For Dummies is the perfect guide for a novice database administrator or an Oracle DBA who is new to Oracle 12c. The book covers what you need to know about Oracle 12c architecture, software tools, and how to successfully manage Oracle databases in the real world.Highlights the important features of Oracle 12cExplains how to create, populate, protect, tune, and troubleshoot a new Oracle databaseCovers advanced Oracle 12c technologies including Oracle Multitenant--the "pluggable database" concept--as well as several other key changes in this releaseMake the most of Oracle 12c's improved efficiency, stronger security, and simplified management capabilities with Oracle 12c For Dummies.

Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance

by Ian Peate Muralitharan Nair

Everything you need to know about Pathophysiology... at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series, and from the authors of the successful Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology textbook comes the ideal revision guide for all the key diseases and conditions that nursing and healthcare students need to be aware of. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book is perfect for all nursing and healthcare students, and anyone who is looking for an overview of pathophysiology. Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance covers all the key diseases and disease processes affecting each body system, and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare course. Key features: Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Self-assessment questions provided for each chapter Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance is ideal for nursing and healthcare students as well as qualified practitioners, providing a comprehensive yet accessible overview of human pathophysiology.

Banjo For Dummies

by Bill Evans

Play your way to banjo-playing expertiseTraditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading.Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historianIncludes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.comIdeal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrumentFor musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.

Crowdfunding

by Steven Dresner

A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfundingCrowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you.Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues.Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concernsExamines effective techniques for communicating with the crowdDetails equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instrumentsContains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staffCrowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.

The Climate Modelling Primer

by Kendal Mcguffie Ann Henderson-Sellers

As a consequence of recent increased awareness of the social and political dimensions of climate, many non-specialists discover a need for information about the variety of available climate models. A Climate Modelling Primer, Fourth Edition is designed to explain the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models.A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book will assist the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today's wide range of climate models. Topics covered include the latest techniques for modelling the coupled biosphere-ocean-atmosphere system, information on current practical aspects of climate modelling and ways to evaluate and exploit the results, discussion of Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs), and interactive exercises based on Energy Balance Model (EBM) and the Daisyworld model. Source codes and results from a range of model types allows readers to make their own climate simulations and to view the results of the latest high resolution models. Now in full colour throughout and with the addition of cartoons to enhance student understanding the new edition of this successful textbook enables the student to tackle the difficult subject of climate modeling.

Bass Guitar For Dummies

by Patrick Pfeiffer

Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and moreThe bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians--you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition.You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.comNew musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resourcesWhether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!

Imaging in Endocrinology

by Paolo Pozzilli Bart L. Clarke Andrea Lenzi William F. Young Jr.

Imaging in Endocrinology will provide endocrinologists and radiologists of all levels with an outstanding diagnostic imaging atlas to aid them in the diagnosis and management of all the major endocrine diseases they are likely to encounter.In full colour throughout, the 300 high-quality images consist of CT scans, MRI, NMR and histopathology slides, and are arranged by each specific endocrine condition, resulting in a visually outstanding and easily accessible tool that guides the user through exactly what to look out for and provides a practical and extremely useful aid in helping them formulate a diagnosis. Every major endocrine condition is covered in a specific section, including diseases of the thyroid, pituitary, reproductive and adrenal glands, the pancreas, bone metabolism problems, and the various forms of endocrine cancers. Each disease covered will offer a comparison of the normal findings so as to further assist in diagnosis. An accompanying website contains an online slide-atlas of all the figures in the book, to allow users to download all figures for use in presentations.Led by Paolo Pozzilli, an internationally-recognised expert in this field, the authors have assembled a wonderful collection of images that will be greatly valued by endocrinologists and radiologists alike, ensuring this is the perfect tool to consult when assessing patients with endocrine disease.

Business Secrets from the Bible

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Find success in finance, friendships, , and spirituality with the advice of a well-known expertIt's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success--one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages readers to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs. Filled with concrete advice for improved finances, spirituality, and connection, this resource takes a practical approach and aims to change not just the minds, but the actions of readers with a self-evident and persuasive pathway.Drawing on his wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, the author reveals the clear link between making money and spirituality, and urges readers to focus on self-discipline, integrity, and character strength in order to achieve personal prosperity. Special emphasis is given to establishing positive attitudes toward making money and adopting effective Biblically-based strategies.Demonstrates how earnings and profits are God's reward for forming relationships with others and serving themStresses the importance of service, sharing, change, leadership, and creating boundaries and structuresEncourages readers to focus on other people's desires and teaches why and how to make connections with many peopleSuggests ways for readers to transform themselves and continue toward success even in the face of fear and uncertainty Attaining wealth and well-being is no longer a mystery. Let this book identify and correct the errors that are keeping you from fulfillment and happiness.

CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide

by Todd Lammle

Prepare for the new CCNA exams with this Todd Lammle study guideCisco author, speaker, and trainer Todd Lammle is considered the authority on all things networking, and his books have sold almost a million copies worldwide. This all-purpose CCNA study guide methodically covers all the objectives of the ICND1 (100-101) and ICND2 (200-101) exams as well as providing additional insight for those taking CCNA Composite (200-120) exam. It thoroughly examines operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing (IPv4/IPv6), IP routing technologies, IP services, network device security, troubleshooting, and WAN technologies.Valuable study tools such as a companion test engine that includes hundreds of sample questions, a pre-assessment test, and multiple practice exams. Plus, you'll also get access to hundreds of electronic flashcards, author files, and a network simulator.CCNA candidates may choose to take either the ICND1(100-101) and ICND2 (200-101) exams or the CCNA Composite exam (200-120); this study guide covers the full objectives of all threeWritten by bestselling Sybex study guide author Todd Lammle, an acknowledged authority on all things CiscoCovers essential Cisco networking topics such as operating an IP data network, IP addressing, switching and routing technologies, troubleshooting, network device security, and much moreIncludes a comprehensive set of study tools including practice exams, electronic flashcards, comprehensive glossary of key terms, videos, and a network simulator that can be used with the book's hands-on labsBonus Content: Access to over 40 MicroNugget videos from CBT NuggetsCCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide prepares you for CCNA certification success.

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud

by Danny Garber Adam Fazio Jamal Malik

An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure in AzureServing as a critical resource for anyone responsible for strategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloud infrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid IT and how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world of emerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft concept of a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and what benefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloudExamines a cloud management platform and discusses why it is necessaryWalks you through the different kinds of solutions for IT problems that may arisePlaces a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency, availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions to prevent system failure and data lossCovers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as well as using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance of the hybrid cloudWindows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a better understanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those clouds should be implemented, and how they impact business.

Windows Azure Web Sites

by James Chambers

A no-nonsense guide to maintaining websites in Windows AzureIf you're looking for a straightforward, practical guide to get Azure websites up and running, then this is the book for you. This to-the-point guide provides you with the tools you need to move and maintain a website in the cloud. You'll discover the features that most affect developers and learn how they can be leveraged to work to your advantage. Accompanying projects enhance your learning experience and help you to walk away with a thorough understanding of Azure's supported technologies, site deployment, and management tools and how to monitor and scale their application. Addresses the creation, deployment, and scaling of applicationsLooks at supported project types and technologiesReviews source control integration and release managementWalks you through scaling, configuring, and monitoring your siteProvides a project built on the ASP.NET MVC framework that demonstrates many core features of Windows Azure websitesWindows Azure Websites is an ideal resource for anyone who develops web applications and wants to move them to the cloud.

Windows Azure Data Storage

by Bruce Johnson

Make tools for storage accessible from Azure apps and any Internet connected appIn Windows Azure Data Storage, Simon Hart of Microsoft's Windows Azure Center of Excellence Team gives you all the tools you need to provide storage that is accessible both from Windows Azure applications and any application connected to the Internet. The book starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts, and then quickly dives in to configuring, scenario mapping, security, backup, recovery, and maintenance of the various data storage options.Contents include:Data Storage OptionsLocal StorageBlob StorageQueue StorageWindows Azure Service BusTable StorageWindows Azure SQL DatabaseMigrating DataSQL Data SyncWindows Azure Data Storage is ideal for professionals looking to quickly utilize one of the data storage mechanisms in Azure.

Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering

by Larry A. Glasgow

Prepare students for success in using applied mathematics for engineering practice and post-graduate studies * moves from one mathematical method to the next sustaining reader interest and easing the application of the techniques * Uses different examples from chemical, civil, mechanical and various other engineering fields * Based on a decade's worth of the authors lecture notes detailing the topic of applied mathematics for scientists and engineers * Concisely writing with numerous examples provided including historical perspectives as well as a solutions manual for academic adopters

Windows Azure Mobile Services

by Bruce Johnson

Get up and running with Windows Azure Mobile ServicesWindows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS) is a turn-key backend solution for applications, mobile or otherwise, to utilize structured storage in the cloud. It includes basic data access functionality and built-in authentication with Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as push notification to the client app. This compact, to the point book gives you just what you need to get up and running with these tools. Demonstrates how to add, update, delete and retrieve data using standard .NET classes or REST-based requestsDescribes how Windows Azure Mobile Services supports authentication of the user and looks at the mechanism used to authenticate the userFeatures a number of examples that show how the WAMS scripting capability can be used to meet real-world business needsExamines the limits of Windows Azure Mobile Services, including scalability, database integration, and redundancy optionsThis book shows you exactly how to take advantage of the functionality offered by Windows Azure Mobile Services.

Embracing Autism

by Susan Senator Robert Parish

"The voices here confirm what I've always suspected: everyone is part of one large continuum, and the approaches and insights recounted here can help any parent, any educator, any person deal with any child--or, for that matter, any other person--more effectively and with more compassion. I only wish I'd encountered earlier this cadre of experienced and caring individuals whose humor and resourcefulness represent clearly how best to love and nurture a child."--Cynthia Nitz Ris, J.D., Ph.D., University of CincinnatiThrough sensitive, sometimes humorous, experienced-based writing from teachers, clinicians, and parent activists in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, this book will help educators and others to better understand the world inhabited by ASD children. The stories contained in the book will inspire and inform readers who are working day-to-day with children in the autism spectrum, providing valuable insights into what makes these kids tick and useful information on how they communicate, learn, and succeed.Robert Parish (Cincinnati, OH) is an award-winning journalist with four nationally broadcast public TV documentaries about Autism Spectrum Disorders to his credit, as well as more than 100 digital video projects about ASD for the educational market.

Windows Azure Developer's e-Book Bundle

by Bruce Johnson Benjamin Perkins Danny Garber Adam Fazio Jamal Malik James Chambers

A collection of five must-have Azure titles, from some of the biggest names in the fieldAvailable individually, but at a discounted rate for the collection, this bundle of five e-books covers key developer and IT topics of Windows Azure, including ASP.NET, mobile services, web sites, data storage, and the hybrid cloud. A host of Microsoft employees and MPVs come together to cover the biggest challenges that professionals face when working with Windows Azure. The e-books included are as follows: Windows Azure and ASP.NET MVC MigrationWindows Azure Mobile ServicesWindows Azure Web SitesWindows Azure Data StorageWindows Azure Hybrid CloudThis invaluable bundle of e-books will get you up and running confidently and quickly with Windows Azure.

Physical Chemistry: How Chemistry Works

by Kurt W. Kolasinski

Much of chemistry is motivated by asking 'How'? How do I make a primary alcohol? React a Grignard reagent with formaldehyde. Physical chemistry is motivated by asking 'Why'? The Grignard reagent and formaldehyde follow a molecular dance known as a reaction mechanism in which stronger bonds are made at the expense of weaker bonds. If you are interested in asking 'why' and not just 'how', then you need to understand physical chemistry. Physical Chemistry: How Chemistry Works takes a fresh approach to teaching in physical chemistry. This modern textbook is designed to excite and engage undergraduate chemistry students and prepare them for how they will employ physical chemistry in real life. The student-friendly approach and practical, contemporary examples facilitate an understanding of the physical chemical aspects of any system, allowing students of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry to be fluent in the essentials of physical chemistry in order to understand synthesis, intermolecular interactions and materials properties. For students who are deeply interested in the subject of physical chemistry, the textbook facilitates further study by connecting them to the frontiers of research. * Provides students with the physical and mathematical machinery to understand the physical chemical aspects of any system.* Integrates regular examples drawn from the literature, from contemporary issues and research, to engage students with relevant and illustrative details.* Important topics are introduced and returned to in later chapters: key concepts are reinforced and discussed in more depth as students acquire more tools. * Chapters begin with a preview of important concepts and conclude with a summary of important equations.* Each chapter includes worked examples and exercises: discussion questions, simple equation manipulation questions, and problem-solving exercises. * Accompanied by supplementary online material: worked examples for students and a solutions manual for instructors.* Written by an experienced instructor, researcher and author in physical chemistry, with a voice and perspective that is pedagogical and engaging.

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