The Physical Basis of Biochemistry [E-Book] : The Foundations of Molecular Biophysics / by Peter R. Bergethon.
Bergethon, Peter R., (author)
New York, NY : Springer, 1998
XXII, 567 p. 187 illus. online resource.
englisch
9781475729634
10.1007/978-1-4757-2963-4
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2 Physical Thoughts, Biological Systems: The Application of Modeling Principles to Understanding Biological Systems
  • 3 Probability and Statistics
  • 4 Physical Principles: Energy—The Prime Observable
  • 5 Physical Principles: Mechanics and Motion
  • 6 Physical Principles: Waves
  • 7 Physical Principles: Electrostatics
  • 8 Physical Principles: Electromagnetics
  • 9 Physical Principles: Quantum Mechanics
  • 10 Chemical Principles
  • 11 Measuring the Energy of a System: Energetics and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  • 12 The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Entropy and the Second Law
  • 13 Which Way Is That System Going? The Gibbs Free Energy
  • 14 Friends and Neighbors—Interactions in a System: Phase Equilibria
  • 15 Spectroscopy: Analysis of Structure
  • 16 Analysis of Structure: Microscopy
  • 17 Scenic Overlook Backward and Forward
  • 18 Water: A Unique Structure, a Unique Solvent
  • 19 Ion-Solvent Interactions
  • 20 Ion-Ion Interactions
  • 21 Lipids in Aqueous Solution: The Formation of the Cell Membrane
  • 22 Constructing a Biological State Space
  • 23 Macromolecules in Solution
  • 24 Molecular Modeling: Mapping Biochemical State Space
  • 25 The Electrified Interface
  • 26 Forces Across Membranes
  • 27 Transport: A Nonequilibrium Process
  • 28 Flow in a Chemical Potential Field: Diffusion
  • 29 Flow in an Electrical Field: Conduction
  • 30 Electrokinetic Phenomena
  • 31 Kinetics: Chemical Kinetics
  • 32 Kinetics: Enzymes and Electrons
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix A Mathematical Methods
  • A.1 Units and Measurement
  • A.2 Trigonometric Functions
  • A.3 Expansion Series
  • A.4 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • A.4.1 Partial Differentiation
  • A.5 Vectors
  • A.5.1 Addition and Subtraction
  • A.5.2 Magnitude of a Vector
  • A.5.3 Multiplication
  • Appendix B Fictitious and Pseudoforces: The Centrifugal Force
  • Appendix C The Determination of the Field from the Potential in Cartesian Coordinates
  • Appendix D Hamilton’s Principle of Least Action/Fermat’s Principle of Least Time
  • Appendix E Geometrical Optics
  • E.1 Reflection and Refraction of Light
  • E.2 Mirrors
  • E.2.1 The Plane Mirror
  • E.2.2 The Concave Mirror
  • E.3 Image Formation by Refraction
  • E.4 Prisms and Total Internal Reflection
  • Appendix F Derivation of the Energy of Interaction Between Two Ions
  • Appendix H Derivation of the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
  • Appendix I Derivation of the van’t Hoff Equation for Osmotic Pressure
  • Appendix J Derivation of the Work to Charge and Discharge a Rigid Sphere
  • Appendix K Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Appendix L Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Transitions
  • Appendix M Fermi’s Golden Rule
  • Physical Constants
  • Answers to Selected Problems.