Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Theoretical Molecular Biophysics

Authors: Scherer, Philipp O.J., Fischer, Sighart F.

  • Very comprehensive textbook on all aspects of theoretical molecular biophysics
  • Provides information on elemental biological processes on molecular level
  • Presents new concepts in biophysics
  • Valuable text to graduate students
  • Serves also as a reference to researchers
  • Exercises and problems in the end of the chpaters are suitable tools for learning and teaching
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About this Textbook

"Theoretical Molecular Biophysics" is an advanced study book for students, shortly before or after completing undergraduate studies, in physics, chemistry or biology. It provides the tools for an understanding of elementary processes in biology, such as photosynthesis on a molecular level. A basic knowledge in mechanics, electrostatics, quantum theory and statistical physics is desirable. The reader will be exposed to basic concepts in modern biophysics such as entropic forces, phase separation, potentials of mean force, proton and electron transfer, heterogeneous reactions coherent and incoherent energy transfer as well as molecular motors. Basic concepts such as phase transitions of biopolymers, electrostatics, protonation equilibria, ion transport, radiationless transitions as well as energy- and electron transfer are discussed within the frame of simple models.

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From the book reviews:

“This is a good text deriving formulae of interest to Biophysicists, students of mathematics, fellows, and theoretical physicists. The dynamic predicate calculus and differential forms inc. Kramer’s Rules and Theorems are defined and further developed in sequential linear theory.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, August, 2014)

“Biophysics is a fast growing area at the interface between physics and biology … . The book by Scherer and Fischer is a first attempt in this direction. Their effort is laudable. … The book will be a useful text for students and researchers wanting to go through the mathematical derivations in the theories presented. … this book will attract a group of applied mathematically oriented students and scholars to the exciting field of molecular biophysics.” (Hong Qian, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 c)

“Intended for graduate students, Theoretical Molecular Biophysics by Philipp Scherer and Sighart Fischer grew out of a biophysics course taught by the authors in the physics department of the Technical University of Munich. … A striking feature of Theoretical Molecular Biophysics is the large number of equations relative to text … . chapters close with challenging problems whose solutions are provided at the end of the book. … The book closes with an interesting review of molecular-motor models.” (H. Richard Leuchtag, Physics Today, May, 2011)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Random Walk Models for the Conformation

    Scherer, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Flory–Huggins Theory for Biopolymer Solutions

    Scherer, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Implicit Continuum Solvent Models

    Scherer, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

  • Debye–Hückel Theory

    Scherer, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

  • Protonation Equilibria

    Scherer, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 61-71

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85609-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26411-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Molecular Biophysics
Authors
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85610-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85610-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85609-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26411-5
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
247 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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