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John D. Simon became the first George B. Geller Professor of Chemistry at Duke University in 1998. He is currently Chair Chemistry Department at Duke and a faculty member of the Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology Departments of the Duke Medical Center. John graduated from Williams College in 1979 with a B.A. in Chemistry and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1983. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Mostafa El-Sayed at UCLA, John joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at UCSD in 1985.
Oh, great big red book. How I adore thee. I will be keeping this book forever, the descriptions of theory are easy to understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Sutton
Math in this book seems to happen by magic to me. Has a ton of historical info which helps only to make reading tedious and not to ease the problem solving. Read morePublished 2 months ago by wendy rivero
Probably the best book on physical chemistry ever. Really complete, and with reasonable undergrad level of theory, with the concepts well balanced with the mathematics behind. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jones de Andrade
Hated it. Overly complicated, underly useful. This book is filled with information but no connections to any actual purpose and/or usefulness. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tubby
I am a chemistry major (I converted from chemical engineering halfway through my B.S.) and absolutely love this textbook. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bassoongoon
As many others have put it, an excellent way of learning/reviewing this subject. Love the cover, it is a timeless design and not a cheap shiny one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brandon
I did a lot of reading from this textbook during my year of undergraduate physical chemistry and yes, I know physical chemistry can be frustrating, dry, and mathematically rigorous... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A Michael J
This is a very helpful book. It covers a wide range of topics and presents material in a way that's easy to follow, as opposed to texts that do not guide you through the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by wayne heidenreich