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Molecular Driving Forces : Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience - Ken Dill

Molecular Driving Forces

Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience


Published: 13th December 2010
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Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. The second edition includes an additional chapter on thermodynamics and two new chapters: (1)"Microscopic Dynamics" which explores single molecule experiments; and (2) "Bio and Nano Machines" which describes the workings of biological molecules including proteins and DNA. New examples and practical applications are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. It also includes new end-of-chapter problems, and purely mathematical topics are now in appendices. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.

1: Principles of Probability 2: Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria 3: Heat, Work & Energy 4: Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus 5: Entropy & the Boltzmann Law 6: Thermodynamic Driving Forces 7: The Logic of Thermodynamics 8: Laboratory Conditions & Free Energies 9: Maxwell's Relations & Mixtures 10: The Boltzman Distribution Law 11: The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases & Solids 12: What Is Temperature? What Is Heat Capacity? 13: Chemical Equilibria 14: Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids, & Gases 15: Solutions & Mixtures 16: The Solvation & Transfer of Molecules Between Phases 17: Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation & Flow 18: Microscopic Dynamics 19: Chemical Kinetics & Transition States 20: Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces 21: The Electrostatic Potential 22: Electrochemical Equilibria 23: Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution 24: Intermolecular Interactions 25: Phase Transitions 26: Cooperativity: The Hexlix-Coil, Isling & Landau Models 27: Adsorption, Binding & Catalysis 28: Multi-site & Cooperative Ligand Binding 29: Bio & Nano Machines 30: Water 31: Water as a Solvent 32: Polymer Solutions 33: Polymer Elasticity & Collapse 34: Polymers Resist Confinement & Deformation Appendices

ISBN: 9780815344308
ISBN-10: 0815344309
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 13th December 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition