The periodic table a very short introduction is recommended as a supplementary text for high school chemistry courses introductory chemistry course for undergraduates and courses in the history and philosophy of science journal of chemical education. The periodic table a very short introduction eric scerri very short introductions considers the fundamental nature of the periodic table to the physical sciences explores the history of the discovery of trends among elements to the construction of various forms of the table and the growth of understanding of its meaning. The periodic table a very short introduction 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 through atomic theory and quantum mechanics so that one science physics arguably came to colonize another chemistry. Although entitled a very short introduction this book of 140 or so pages still manages to pack in a substantial amount of informationusefully proportioned so as to fit neatly in my raincoat pocket i found that during spells waiting to catch a train i could learn an awful lot from it. In this 2012 very short introduction from oxford university press dr eric scerri offers an account of a major symbol of science the periodic table an author chemist and philosopher of science scerri is a full time lecturer in the department of chemistry and biochemistry ucla
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