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Dean Julio de Paula publishes two physical chemistry textbooks

March 09, 2009

Julio de Paula, dean and professor of chemistry:

de Paula co-published two textbooks in 2009: Quanta, Matter and Change — A Molecular Approach to Physical Chemistry with Professors Peter Atkins of Oxford University and Ronald Friedman of Indiana University Purdue University and Elements of Physical Chemistry, 5th Edition with Professor Atkins. Translations of  de Paula’s textbooks with Atkins have been published in Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Russia.

de Paula co-wrote the fourth and fifth editions of Elements of Physical Chemistry. The text is a brief introduction to physical chemistry, the branch of chemistry that helps scientists understand the underlying principles that govern the structure and reactivity of atoms and molecules.

Quanta, Matter, and Change is a first edition textbook that shows the whole of physical chemistry through the lens of quantum theory, the most sophisticated theory currently available for the understanding of matter at the atomic and molecular levels.  de Paula spent a great deal of effort in presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students who may come to it with different levels of preparation in mathematics.

In total,  de Paula has co-written four textbooks, all in print and undergoing continual revision. Among these texts, Physical Chemistry is the world’s leading textbook in the discipline of physical chemistry.