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Mass Spectrometry: A Foundation Course Paperback – August 5, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0854046096 ISBN-10: 0854046097 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry; 1 edition (August 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854046097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854046096
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,113,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book should find ready adoption in courses which focus on teaching of MS, and it appears to be one of the better teaching texts in MS. (Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol.6,Issue 1, June 2005 (Professor Philip Marriott))

Written in a highly readable and entertaining style.Overall this book is very useful and can be recommended as an introduction for students into the presently wide applicability of mass spectrometry to a variety of disciplines. (Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2005 (Professor Nico Nibbering))

"Mass Spectrometry: A Foundation Course" accomplishes its goal with very few shortcomings....A text that does an exceptional job of introducing MS in a clearly written and logical fashion with sufficient depth for its intended audience of either undergraduate or graduate students......Kevin Downard has produced an excellent book, well-suited to the diverse audience he envisions..... certainly will be recommending it to both undergraduates and graduates seeking an introduction to MS" (Trends in Analytical Chemistry, February 2005 (Professor Charles Wilkins))

A single text volume that is clear, uncluttered, concise and systematic.This book should find ready adoption in courses which focus on teaching of MS. (Mass Spectrometry Reviews, (Professor Philip Marriott))

A basis for instruction of undergraduate and new postgraduate students. (Chemistry World, April 2005 (Professor Tony Mallet))

I recommend this book highly to anyone looking for a first port of call on the journey to mass spectrometry (Cancer Scienceboard Net, 20 December 2004 (Dr Oliver Bogler))

Book Description

This second edition of Mass Spectrometry expands upon and consolidates the coverage of the first. Its unique and logical organization makes it a highly-readable, accessible, and affordable introduction to the technique. Encompassing its uses in the chemical, physical, biological, medical, and environmental sciences, this textbook enables students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to appreciate the importance of mass spectrometry in a range of disciplines. Recommended course structures appear at the front of the book enabling curriculums to be constructed around the text. Providing the greatest coverage of mass spectrometry available, this book is both an ideal student text and a reference source for those who study or work with mass spectrometers.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By student on October 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an e-z to read book with all the basics of mass spectrometry and advanced applications. Unlike others you can actually understand why mass specs are built and operated they way there are, and there are plenty of good illustrations. There's a really good section on proteomics and medicial applications are also covered. I didn't know they took mass specs to mars! The history section was helpful to me in order to put the field in context.

I'd recommend it to any student of mass spec or someone else who wants to get a great overview.

Two thumbs up.
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