Free Energy Transduction and Biochemical Cycle Kinetics


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150658
Category: Science
Page: 128
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This three-part treatment translates the technical language of research monographs on the theory of free energy transfer in biology, making the subject more accessible to novices. 1989 edition.

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486130908
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.

Thermodynamics of Small Systems


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486495095
Category: Science
Page: 210
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Summary of basics of small system (or nonmacroscopic) thermodynamics, written by the originator of the field, introduces basics, explores environmental variables, examines binding on macromolecules and aggregation, and includes brief summaries of electric and magnetic fields, spherical drops and bubbles, and polydisperse systems. 1964 edition.

Statistical Mechanics

Principles and Selected Applications
Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486653900
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Standard text opens with clear, concise chapters on classical statistical mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics, and the relation of statistical mechanics to thermodynamics. Further topics cover fluctuations, the theory of imperfect gases and condensation, distribution functions and the liquid state, nearest neighbor (Ising) lattice statistics, and more.

Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering


Author: Mark E. Davis,Robert J. Davis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486291316
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
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Appropriate for a one-semester undergraduate or first-year graduate course, this text introduces the quantitative treatment of chemical reaction engineering. It covers both homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting systems and examines chemical reaction engineering as well as chemical reactor engineering. Each chapter contains numerous worked-out problems and real-world vignettes involving commercial applications, a feature widely praised by reviewers and teachers. 2003 edition.

Handbook of Computational Quantum Chemistry


Author: David B. Cook
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486443078
Category: Science
Page: 805
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This comprehensive text provides upper-level undergraduates and graduate students with an accessible introduction to the implementation of quantum ideas in molecular modeling, exploring practical applications alongside theoretical explanations. Topics include the Hartree-Fock method; matrix SCF equations; implementation of the closed-shell case; introduction to molecular integrals; and much more. 1998 edition.

Medicinal Chemistry

A Molecular and Biochemical Approach
Author: Thomas Nogrady,Donald F. Weaver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190282967
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Fully updated and rewritten by a basic scientist who is also a practicing physician, the third edition of this popular textbook remains comprehensive, authoritative and readable. Taking a receptor-based, target-centered approach, it presents the concepts central to the study of drug action in a logical, mechanistic way grounded on molecular and principles. Students of pharmacy, chemistry and pharmacology, as well as researchers interested in a better understanding of drug design, will find this book an invaluable resource. Starting with an overview of basic principles, Medicinal Chemistry examines the properties of drug molecules, the characteristics of drug receptors, and the nature of drug-receptor interactions. Then it systematically examines the various families of receptors involved in human disease and drug design. The first three classes of receptors are related to endogenous molecules: neurotransmitters, hormones and immunomodulators. Next, receptors associated with cellular organelles (mitochondria, cell nucleus), endogenous macromolecules (membrane proteins, cytoplasmic enzymes) and pathogens (viruses, bacteria) are examined. Through this evaluation of receptors, all the main types of human disease and all major categories of drugs are considered. There have been many changes in the third edition, including a new chapter on the immune system. Because of their increasingly prominent role in drug discovery, molecular modeling techniques, high throughput screening, neuropharmacology and genetics/genomics are given much more attention. The chapter on hormonal therapies has been thoroughly updated and re-organized. Emerging enzyme targets in drug design (e.g. kinases, caspases) are discussed, and recent information on voltage-gated and ligand-gated ion channels has been incorporated. The sections on antihypertensive, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiarrhythmic, and anticancer drugs, as well as treatments for hyperlipidemia and peptic ulcer, have been substantially expanded. One new feature will enhance the book's appeal to all readers: clinical-molecular interface sections that facilitate understanding of the treatment of human disease at a molecular level.

Radioactive Substances


Author: Marie Curie
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486425504
Category: Science
Page: 94
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Here is the celebrated scientist's doctoral thesis, the prelude to her receipt of the 1903 Nobel Prize. Curie discusses establishing atomic character of radioactivity from compounds of uranium and thorium; extraction from pitchblende of polonium and radium; isolation of pure radium chloride; determination of atomic weight of radium; and more.

Nonlinear Dynamics of Nanosystems


Author: Günter Radons,Benno Rumpf,Heinz Georg Schuster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527629381
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 488
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A discussion of the fundamental changes that occur when dynamical systems from the fields of nonlinear optics, solids, hydrodynamics and biophysics are scaled down to nanosize. The authors are leading scientists in the field and each of their contributions provides a broader introduction to the specific area of research. In so doing, they include both the experimental and theoretical point of view, focusing especially on the effects on the nonlinear dynamical behavior of scaling, stochasticity and quantum mechanics. For everybody working on the synthesis and integration of nanoscopic devices who sooner or later will have to learn how to deal with nonlinear effects.

Thermodynamics of Small Systems, Parts I & II


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486783170
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Authoritative summary introduces basics, explores environmental variables, examines binding on macromolecules and aggregation, and includes brief summaries of electric and magnetic fields, spherical drops and bubbles, and polydisperse systems. 1963 and 1964 editions.

Complete Course in Astrobiology


Author: Gerda Horneck,Petra Rettberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527619003
Category: Science
Page: 434
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This up-to-date resource is based on lectures developed by experts in the relevant fields and carefully edited by the leading astrobiologists within the European community. Aimed at graduate students in physics, astronomy and biology and their lecturers, the text begins with a general introduction to astrobiology, followed by sections on basic prebiotic chemistry, extremophiles, and habitability in our solar system and beyond. A discussion of astrodynamics leads to a look at experimental facilities and instrumentation for space experiments and, ultimately, astrobiology missions, backed in each case by the latest research results from this fascinating field. Includes a CD-ROM with additional course material.

Statistical Physics of Biomolecules

An Introduction
Author: Daniel M. Zuckerman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420073796
Category: Science
Page: 356
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From the hydrophobic effect to protein-ligand binding, statistical physics is relevant in almost all areas of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, making it essential for modern students of molecular behavior. But traditional presentations of this material are often difficult to penetrate. Statistical Physics of Biomolecules: An Introduction brings "down to earth" some of the most intimidating but important theories of molecular biophysics. With an accessible writing style, the book unifies statistical, dynamic, and thermodynamic descriptions of molecular behavior using probability ideas as a common basis. Numerous examples illustrate how the twin perspectives of dynamics and equilibrium deepen our understanding of essential ideas such as entropy, free energy, and the meaning of rate constants. The author builds on the general principles with specific discussions of water, binding phenomena, and protein conformational changes/folding. The same probabilistic framework used in the introductory chapters is also applied to non-equilibrium phenomena and to computations in later chapters. The book emphasizes basic concepts rather than cataloguing a broad range of phenomena. Focuses on what students need to know now Students build a foundational understanding by initially focusing on probability theory, low-dimensional models, and the simplest molecular systems. The basics are then directly developed for biophysical phenomena, such as water behavior, protein binding, and conformational changes. The book’s accessible development of equilibrium and dynamical statistical physics makes this a valuable text for students with limited physics and chemistry backgrounds.

Electrolyte Solutions

Second Revised Edition
Author: R.A. Robinson,R.H. Stokes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486422259
Category: Science
Page: 571
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Classic text deals primarily with measurement, interpretation of conductance, chemical potential, and diffusion in electrolyte solutions. Detailed theoretical interpretations, plus extensive tables of thermodynamic and transport properties. 1970 edition.

Linear Aggregation Theory in Cell Biology


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461247365
Category: Science
Page: 305
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During the past few decades we have witnessed an era of remarkable growth in the field of molecular biology. In 1950 very little was known ofthe chemical constitution of biological systems, the manner in which information was transmitted from one organism to another, or the extent to which the chemical basis oflife is unified. The picture today is dramatically different. We have an almost bewildering variety of information detailing many different aspects of life at the molecular level. These great advances have brought with them some breathtaking insights into the molecular mechanisms used by nature for replicating, distributing, and modifying biological information. We have learned a great deal about the chemical and physical nature of the macromo lecular nucleic acids and proteins, and the manner in which carbohydrates, lipids, and smaller molecules work together to provide the molecular setting ofliving systems. It might be said that these few decades have replaced a near vacuum of information with a very large surplus. It is in the context ofthis flood of information that this series of monographs on molecular biology has been organized. The idea is to bring together in one place, between the covers of one book, a concise assessment of the state of the subject in a well-defined field. This will enable the reader to get a sense of historical perspective-what is known about the field today-and a descrip tion of the frontiers of research where our knowledge is increasing steadily.

Advances in Food Biochemistry


Author: Fatih Yildiz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420007695
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 522
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Understanding the biochemistry of food is basic to all other research and development in the fields of food science, technology, and nutrition, and the past decade has seen accelerated progress in these areas. Advances in Food Biochemistry provides a unified exploration of foods from a biochemical perspective. Featuring illustrations to elucidate molecular concepts throughout the text, this volume examines a range of issues on the food spectrum, including: water and its relation to food the glycobiology of food components enzymes plant, animal, and human hormones functional foods, herbs, and dietary supplements flavor compounds in foods organic acids interactions between the environment with food components biological and lipid oxidation in foods food safety nutrition and the genetic makeup of individual food components Dr. Fatih Yildiz has published an extensive body of research and has worked on food and nutrition science projects with the FAO, UNIDO, UNICEF, and NATO. Recently he received the Ambassador for Turkey Award from the European Federation of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Yildiz and the contributors to this volume have brought together their decades of experience and expertise to provide a top-notch resource for food science and policy professionals and advanced students on the cutting edge of food research.

Essential Microbiology


Author: Stuart Hogg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688147
Category: Science
Page: 456
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Essential Microbiology is a comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. Covering all aspects of microbiology, it describes the structure and function of microbes before considering their place in the the living world. The second half of the book focuses on applied aspects such as genetic engineering, industrial microbiology and the control of microorganisms. Adopting a modern approach and with extensive use of clear comprehensive diagrams, Essential Microbiology explains key topics through the use of definition boxes and end of chapter questions. This book is invaluable for undergraduate students in the biological, food and health sciences taking a first course in Microbiology. comprehensive introduction covering all aspects of this exciting subject. includes numerous examples and applications from a wide range of fields. definition boxes, key points and self-test questions enhance student understanding.

The Quest for Food

A Natural History of Eating
Author: Harald Brüssow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387303340
Category: History
Page: 866
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When you go into a scientific library or look through the catalogues of scientific publishers, you will quickly find books from food scientists, food technologists, food chemists, food microbiologists, and food toxicologists. Agronomists, nut- tionists, and physicians have written on food, and last but not least cooks. What I missed was a book on food written from the perspective of a biologist. When Susan Safren, the food science editor from Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, invited me to write a book, I decided that I would write this book on food biology. What I had in mind was a survey on eating through space and time in a very fundamental way, but not in the format of a systematic textbook. The present book is more of an ordered collection of scientific essays. Contents.In Chapter 1, I start with a prehistoric Venus to explore the relationship between sex and food. Then I use another lady—Europe—to inv- tigate the strong links between food and culture. I then ask what is eating in a very basic but simple physicochemical sense. In Chapters 2 and 3, I embark on a biochemistry-oriented travel following the path of a food molecule through the central carbon pathway until it is decomposed into CO and H O and a lot 2 2 of ATP. My account does not intend to teach biochemistry, but to use recent research articles from major scientific journals to look behind food biochemistry.

Overcoming Students' Misconceptions in Science

Strategies and Perspectives from Malaysia
Author: Mageswary Karpudewan,Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain,A.L. Chandrasegaran
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811034370
Category: Science
Page: 344
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This book discusses the importance of identifying and addressing misconceptions for the successful teaching and learning of science across all levels of science education from elementary school to high school. It suggests teaching approaches based on research data to address students’ common misconceptions. Detailed descriptions of how these instructional approaches can be incorporated into teaching and learning science are also included. The science education literature extensively documents the findings of studies about students’ misconceptions or alternative conceptions about various science concepts. Furthermore, some of the studies involve systematic approaches to not only creating but also implementing instructional programs to reduce the incidence of these misconceptions among high school science students. These studies, however, are largely unavailable to classroom practitioners, partly because they are usually found in various science education journals that teachers have no time to refer to or are not readily available to them. In response, this book offers an essential and easily accessible guide.

Integrative Biophysics

Biophotonics
Author: Fritz-Albert Popp,L.V. Beloussov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401703736
Category: Science
Page: 504
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Most of the specialists working in this interdisciplinary field of physics, biology, biophysics and medicine are associated with "The International Institute of Biophysics" (IIB), in Neuss, Germany, where basic research and possibilities for applications are coordinated. The growth in this field is indicated by the increase in financial support, interest from the scientific community and frequency of publications. Audience: The scientists of IIB have presented the most essential background and applications of biophotonics in these lecture notes in biophysics, based on the summer school lectures by this group. This book is devoted to questions of elementary biophysics, as well as current developments and applications. It will be of interest to graduate and postgraduate students, life scientists, and the responsible officials of industries and governments looking for non-invasive methods of investigating biological tissues.

Of Pandas and People

The Central Question of Biological Origins
Author: P. William Davis,Dean H. Kenyon,Charles B. Thaxton
Publisher: Foundation for Thought & Ethics
ISBN: 9780914513407
Category: Science
Page: 170
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