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Do I need to include the first paragraph.(I can use only present tense)


The aim of this book is to provide a set of reviews of complex oxide materials that gathers together a broad sampling of application areas and will be used by researchers as a reference volume.

This book provides a unique look at the chemistry and properties of complex metal oxides from the perspective of a number of the most active researchers on this class of materials. Applications of complex oxide materials are highly varied. Topics reviewed in this volume include solid state battery research, the chemistry of transparent conductors, ternary uranium oxides, magnetic perovskites, non-linear optical materials, complex molybdenum-vanadium bronzes and other complex materials used in selective oxidation catalysis. It is written to serve as an introduction to the subject for and those beginning to work on these materials, particularly new graduate students.

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I think the first paragraph (really just a sentence) is necessary as a description of the book. I wonder if "reviews" is the right word, though. Maybe "surveys".

You seem to have left out a word in the last sentence after "subject for".

nylaraj

It is written to serve as an introduction to the subject for and for those beginning to work on these materials, particularly new graduate students.