The Physical Basis of Biochemistry

The Foundations of Molecular Biophysics

Authors: Bergethon, Peter R.

  • Grounds students in the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biophysics
  • Delves into the explosive developments in the area of genomics, and in turn, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational and visualization technologies
  • Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of biophysical chemistry Contains numerous problem sets and examples, and clear illustrations
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About this Textbook

The Physical Basis of Biochemistry is an introduction to the philosophy and practice of an interdisciplinary field in which biological systems are explored using the quantitative perspective of the physical scientist. As with the first edition, the idea that a fundamental understanding of the basic physical principles underlying chemical biological systems is vital remains the focus of this second edition. This new edition of The Physical Basis of Biochemistry has substantial new material added with respect to models at the simple molecular level (including van der Waals gases and virial treatments) which is tied to coverage of models of polymer thermo-dynamics. The second edition is partitioned into five sections: the central concept that science is a way of looking at the world; the physical under-pinnings of biophysical chemistry with an emphasis first on energy, work and forces of biological importance; exploring how models applicable to molecular biophysics are constructed; the three-dimensional potential energy surface put into motion; and a succinct discussion of the bio-physical methods used to evaluate structure and function in biological systems. Additionally, a section of appendices continues to serve the pur¬pose of presenting some review information and certain topics in detail. The Physical Basis of Biochemistry will be of interest to quantitatively-oriented biologists as well as aspiring chemists, physicists, and engineers with an interest in biological systems.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Introduction: To the Student – First Edition

    Bergethon, Peter R.

    Pages 3-4

  • Philosophy and Practice of Biophysical Study

    Bergethon, Peter R.

    Pages 5-22

  • Overview of the Biological System Under Study

    Bergethon, Peter R.

    Pages 23-55

  • Physical Thoughts, Biological Systems – The Application of Modeling Principles to Understanding Biological Systems

    Bergethon, Peter R.

    Pages 57-80

  • Probability and Statistics

    Bergethon, Peter R.

    Pages 81-106

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5024-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physical Basis of Biochemistry
Book Subtitle
The Foundations of Molecular Biophysics
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6324-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6324-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6323-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5024-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIX, 949
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