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Intermolecular and Surface Forces [Kindle Edition]

Jacob N. Israelachvili
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This reference describes the role of various intermolecular and interparticle forces in determining the properties of simple systems such as gases, liquids and solids, with a special focus on more complex colloidal, polymeric and biological systems. The book provides a thorough foundation in theories and concepts of intermolecular forces, allowing researchers and students to recognize which forces are important in any particular system, as well as how to control these forces. This third edition is expanded into three sections and contains five new chapters over the previous edition.

· starts from the basics and builds up to more complex systems
· covers all aspects of intermolecular and interparticle forces both at the fundamental and applied levels
· multidisciplinary approach: bringing together and unifying phenomena from different fields
· This new edition has an expanded Part III and new chapters on non-equilibrium (dynamic) interactions, and tribology (friction forces)

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From the Reviews of the First Edition:

"Every once in a while a marvelous new book appears...a small gem in which are condensed the principles of phenomena that are governed by medium and long-term forces...A lucid and original examination of fundamental forces." -- ACCELERATOR NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 1988


"Every once in a while a marvelous new book appears...a small gem in which are condensed the principles of phenomena that are governed by medium and long-term forces...A lucid and original examination of fundamental forces." --ACCELERATOR NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 1988

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9824 KB
  • Print Length: 710 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (2 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HD63LG
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!!! mandatory to study or have it 10 Sept. 2013
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Amazing book. This book is mandatory for chemist or physical-chemist, or even those who study surface chemistry or intermolecular interactions!!!! I wish I had got in touch during my undergrad!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An expected revised and extended version 23 Sept. 2013
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This is a classical book on intermolecular and surface forces.
The third edition is an extended version of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars two steps forward, one step back 8 April 2011
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The improvements to the third edition, over the second, are well worth the more than a decade of waiting. Nothing in the content is worse, and some additions are great.

However, the product itself--the physical book--is disappointing. Apparently concerned that an e-book savvy public will no longer pay the price required to publish a decent book, the publishers have opted to cut corners in all of the worst ways. To bring the price down into whatever the range is that was indicated by the exhaustive research of their marketing department (which seems to have consisted of a bunch of junior-year unpaid interns sitting around trying to figure out how much THEY might spring for a textbook) the modest geniuses at academic press have opted to print on uncoated (although recycled) stock. This has the twin disadvantages of poor archival quality, and poor printing quality. To compensate for the latter, the text must be printed in larger font, since teeny-weeny letters will smear together on the uncoated stock. The result is a book that is much to large for its content. It is unwieldy, unattractive, and the pages feel both rough to the touch, and soft enough to tear easily. An added disadvantage is that more pages means the places you want to turn to in the book are farther apart, meaning that you have to handle the unattractive and flimsy pages more than you want to. I would not be surprised if there is a surreptitious effort to promote this kind of bad-feeling book to herd the general public toward the Kindle(R).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have in your curriculum 22 Mar. 2010
By B. Coldren - Published on
I had the honor of taking a class from the author himself, based upon this text. 10 years later, I still refer to this text in my industrial career. It is comprehensive with regards to the fundamentals... Compared to others that focus more on art and observations, you are presented with the underlying physics, allowing you to deal with entirely novel situations. Compared to classical physics presentations, you recieve things in concise and logical terms without excessive theory or mathematical derivation. Its crowning achievement is its ability to make the physics accessible to graduate and advanced undergraduate chemists or biologists, paving the way for deeper interdisciplinary achievement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 22 July 2005
By D. Mosley - Published on
If you want to learn about the title subject, this is a great intro book. And it's probably the most enjoyable theory book you are likely to own, if you purchase it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for interparticle force calculations 27 Mar. 2009
By Inigo Montoya - Published on
I used this book extensively while writing up my PhD in Materials Science for calculating interparticle forces in colloidal systems.

It's very well written and thorough in all aspects of the subject matter. And yet even though the subject itself is rather dry, the book is not a difficult read, unlike some other theoretical textbooks that I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A force to be reckon with. 17 Aug. 2012
By Stella - Published on
Great informative read. Not often does a book of this scientific magnitude translate into something that the reader can tolerate for more than 3 pages. For anyone looking to explore into this the world of Intermolecular and Surface Forces, look no further. Quite pleased and refreshing for students in particular.
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