Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems

Author: Thomas M. Nordlund
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420089730
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with light. Providing broad coverage of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, this color text features: Mathematical and computational tools—graphing, calculus, simple differential equations, diagrammatic analysis, and visualization tools Randomness, variation, statistical mechanics, distributions, and spectra The biological micro- and nanoworld—structures, processes, and the physical laws Quantum effects—photosynthesis, UV damage, electron and energy transfer, and spectroscopic characterization of biological structures Through its active learning approach, the text encourages practical comprehension of the behavior of biosystems, rather than knowledge of the latest research. The author includes graph- and diagram-centered physics and mathematics, simple software, frequent checks of understanding, and a repetition of important ideas at higher levels or from different points of view. After completing this book, students will gain significant computational and project experience and become competent at quantitatively characterizing biosystems. CD-ROM Resource The accompanying CD contains multimedia learning tools, such as video clips and animations, that illustrate intrinsically dynamic processes. For students inexperienced in the application of mathematics and physical principles to naturally occurring phenomena, this multimedia component emphasizes what is most obvious about biological systems: living things move. Students can also manipulate and re-program the included Excel graphs.

Biomolecular Thermodynamics

Author: Douglas Barrick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131536302X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"an impressive text that addresses a glaring gap in the teaching of physical chemistry, being specifically focused on biologically-relevant systems along with a practical focus.... the ample problems and tutorials throughout are much appreciated." –Tobin R. Sosnick, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago "Presents both the concepts and equations associated with statistical thermodynamics in a unique way that is at visual, intuitive, and rigorous. This approach will greatly benefit students at all levels." –Vijay S. Pande, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University "a masterful?tour de force.... Barrick's rigor and scholarship come through in every chapter." –Rohit V. Pappu, Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis This book provides a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to developing a quantitative understanding of how biological macromolecules behave using classical and statistical thermodynamics. The author focuses on practical skills needed to apply the underlying equations in real life examples. The text develops mechanistic models, showing how they connect to thermodynamic observables, presenting simulations of thermodynamic behavior, and analyzing experimental data. The reader is presented with plenty of exercises and problems to facilitate hands-on learning through mathematical simulation. Douglas E. Barrick is a professor in the Department of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in biophysics and structural biology from the University of Oregon.

Photosynthetic Microorganisms

Author: Shailendra Kumar Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319091239
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a cohesive overview of carbon concentrating mechanism (CCM) of photosynthetic microorganisms such as cyanobacteria and microalgae. This unique mechanism is by far the most spectacular physiological process in algal growth and productivity. Due to this fact, the study of CCM has captivated phycologists, algal molecular and cellular biologists, botanists, agriculturalists, crop growers, and most recently algal biofuel researchers, around the world. In the brief, the authors draw a contextual in-depth overview, on the basis of the latest findings, to develop an account of the core concepts regarding state-of-the-art of CCM. Subsequent chapters use this account to explore carbon concentrating mechanism of cyanobacteria and microalgae. They highlight the concise summaries of cutting-edge research and integrated industrial applications of photosynthetic microorganism based CO2 mitigation system, across a wide spectrum of energy and environment. The brief also presents sustainable perspectives of carbon concentrating mechanism in the context of current global energy and environmental challenges.

Biophysik

Author: Rodney Cotterill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527406869
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Was eignet sich besser zum Einstieg in ein neues Fachgebiet als ein in der Muttersprache verfasster Text? So manch angehender Biophysiker hätte sich den englischen 'Biophysics' von Cotterill schon lange als deutsche Übersetzung gewünscht. Hier ist sie: sorgfältig strukturiert und ausgewogen wie das englische Original, mit dem Vorzug der schnelleren Erfaßbarkeit. Vom Molekül bis zum Bewusstsein deckt der "Cotterill" alle Ebenen ab. Er setzt nur wenig Grundwissen voraus und ist damit für die Einführungsvorlesung nach dem Vordiplom ideal. Zusätzliche Anhänge mit mathematischen und physikalischen Grundlagen machen das Lehrbuch auch für Chemiker und Biologen attraktiv.

Molek lorbitale und Reaktionen organischer Verbindungen

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527330690
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der lang erwartete Nachfolger des Klassikers "Grenzorbitale und Reaktionen organischer Verbindungen". Die Molekülorbitalheorie wird einfach, ohne komplizierte mathematische Formeln und mit vielen illustrativen Beispielen erklärt.

Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences

Author: Kirsten Franklin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470711392
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book aims to demystify fundamental biophysics for students in the health and biosciences required to study physics and to understand the mechanistic behaviour of biosystems. The text is well supplemented by worked conceptual examples that will constitute the main source for the students, while combining conceptual examples and practice problems with more quantitative examples and recent technological advances.

Issues in Biochemistry and Biophysics Research 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464964009
Format: PDF, ePub
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Issues in Biochemistry and Biophysics Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biochemistry and Biophysics Research. The editors have built Issues in Biochemistry and Biophysics Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biochemistry and Biophysics Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biochemistry and Biophysics Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Festk rperspektroskopie

Author: Hans Kuzmany
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642746926
Format: PDF
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In dem vorliegenden Lehrbuch wird erstmals eine zusammenfassende Darstellung festkörperspektroskopischer Methoden und ihrer Verwendung zur Analyse der elektronischen und gitterdynamischen Struktur der Festkörper gegeben. Die Methoden erstrecken sich einerseits über den ganzen Bereich des elektromagnetischen Spektrums, betreffen andererseits aber auch die Spektroskopie mit Teilchen wie Elektronen, Neutronen, Positronen, Mymesonen, usw. Das Buch gibt damit erstmals eine grundlegende, stark diversifizierte und dem heutigen Stand der Untersuchungstechnik entsprechende Darstellung der Festkörperspektroskopie. Ziel des Lehrbuches ist es, dem Studenten und Leser allgemein einen einfachen und direkten Einstieg in die Methoden und Möglichkeiten einer modernen Festkörperspektroskopie zu vermitteln, der ihm die weitere Verfolgung wissenschaftlicher und technischer Arbeiten auf dem speziellen Fachgebiet ermöglicht.