Molecular driving forces : statistical thermodynamics in biology, chemistry, physics, and nanoscience (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Molecular driving forces : statistical thermodynamics in biology, chemistry, physics, and nanoscience

Author: Ken A Dill; Sarina Bromberg
Publisher: London ; New York : Garland Science, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken A Dill; Sarina Bromberg
ISBN: 9780815344308 0815344309
OCLC Number: 660161826
Description: xx, 756 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Principles of probability --
Extremum principles predict equilibria --
Heat, work and energy --
Math tools: multivariate calculus --
Entropy and the Boltzmann Law --
Thermodynamic driving forces --
The logic of thermodynamics --
Laboratory conditions and free energies --
Maxwell's relations and mixtures --
The Boltzmann distribution law --
The statistical mechanics of simple gases and solids --
What is temperature? What is heat capacity? --
Chemical equilibria --
Equilibria between liquids, solids and gases --
Solutions and mixtures --
Solvation and the transfer of moleclues between phases --
Physical kinetics: diffusion, permeation and flow --
Microscopic dynamics --
Chemical kinetics and transition states --
Coulomb's law of electrostatic forces --
The electrostatic potential --
Electrochemical equilibria --
Salt ions shield charged objects in solution --
Intermolecular interactions --
Phase transitions --
Cooperativity: the helix - coil, Ising, and Landau models --
Adsorption, binding and catalysis --
Multi-site and cooperative ligand binding --
Bio and nano machines --
Water --
Water as a solvent --
Polymer solutions --
Polymer elasticity and collapse --
Polymers resist confinement and deformation. Principles of probability --
Extremum principles predict equilibria --
Heat, work, & energy --
Math tools : multivariate calculus --
Entropy & the Boltzmann law --
Thermodynamic driving forces --
The logic of thermodynamics --
Laboratory conditions & free energies --
Maxwell's relations & mixtures --
The Boltzmann distribution law --
The statistical mechanics of simple gases & solids --
What is temperature? : What is heat capacity? --
Chemical equilibria --
Equilibria between liquids, solids, & gases --
Solutions & mixtures --
Solvation & the transfer of molecules between phases --
Physical kinetics : diffusion, permeation, & flow --
Microscopic dynamics --
Chemical kinetics & transition states --
Coulomb's law of electrostatic forces --
The electrostatic potential --
Electrochemical equilibria --
Salt ions shield charged objects in solution --
Intermolecular interactions --
Phase transitions --
Cooperativity : the helix-coil, Ising, & Landau models --
Adsorption, binding, & catalysis --
Multi-site & cooperative Ligand binding --
Bio & nano machines --
Water --
Water as a solvent --
Polymer solutions --
Polymer elasticity & collapse --
Polymers resist confinement & deformation.
Responsibility: Ken A. Dill, Sarina Bromberg.

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Describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. This title includes two chapters: 'Microscopic Dynamics' which explores single molecule experiments, and 'Bio and  Read more...

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