Eric Scerri - Selected Papers on the Periodic Table by Eric Scerri

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

      Imperial College Press & World Scientific, London and   Singapore, 2009

      Abstract:

                                                                             
           

              This book contains key articles by Eric Scerri,  the           leading authority on the history and philosophy of the           periodic  table of the elements and the author of a           best-selling book on the  subject. The articles           explore a range of topics such as the historical            evolution of the periodic system as well as its           philosophical status and  its relationship to modern           quantum physics. This volume contains some  in-depth           research papers from journals in history and philosophy           of  science, as well as quantum chemistry. Other           articles are from more  accessible magazines like           American Scientist. The author has also            provided an extensive new introduction in order to           integrate this work  covering a period of two           decades. This must-have publication is  completely           unique as there is nothing of this form currently           available  on the market.        

         
           
              Contents:        
         
           
               
    • Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and the Question of           Reduction          
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    • The Electronic Configuration Model, Quantum Mechanics           and Reduction          
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    • The Periodic Table and the Electron          
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    • How Good is the Quantum Mechanical Explanation of the           Periodic System?          
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    • Prediction and the Periodic Table          
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    • Löwdin's Remarks on the Aufbau Principle and a           Philosopher's View of Ab Initio Quantum           Chemistry          
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    • Mendeleev's Legacy          
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    • The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic           Table: Past and Present          
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    • The Past and Future of the Periodic Table          
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    • The Dual Sense of the Term “Elements”, Attempts to           Derive the Madelung Rule, and the Optimal Form of the           Periodic Table, If Any          
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