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by Ken A. Dill and Sarina Bromberg

Edition: 03Copyright: 2003

Publisher: Garland Publishing

Published: 2003

International: No

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This text shows how many complex behaviours of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes. A central theme is the idea that simplistic models can give surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Written in a clear and student-friendly style, the book gives an excellent introduction to the field for novices. It should also be useful to those who want to refresh their understanding of this important field, and those interested in seeing how physical principles can be applied to the study of problems in the chemical, biological, and material sciences. Furthermore, Molecular Driving Forces contains a number of features including:

- 449 carefully produced figures illustrating the subject matter
- 178 worked examples in the chapters which explain the key concepts and show their practical applications
- The text is mathematically self-contained, with 'mathematical toolkits' providing the required maths
- Advanced material that might not be suitable for some elementary courses is clearly delineated in the text
- End-of-chapter references and suggestions for further reading

1. Principles of Probability

2. Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria

3. Heat, Work and Energy

4. Math Tools: Series and Approximation

5. Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus

6. Entropy and the Boltzmann Law

7. Thermodynamic Driving Forces

8. Laboratory Conditions and Free Energies

9. Maxwell's Relations and Mixtures

10. The Boltzmann Distribution Law

11. The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases and Solids

12. What is Temperature? What is Heat Capacity?

13. Chemical Equilibria

14. Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids and Gases

15. Solutions and Mixtures

16. The Solvation and Transfer of Molecules Between Phases

17. Mathematical Toolkit: Some Vector Calculus

18. Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation and Flow

19. Chemical Kinetics and Transition States

20. Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces

21. The Electrostatic Potential

22. Electrochemical Equilibria

23. Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution

24. Intermolecular Interactions

25. Phase Transitions

26. Cooperativity: The Helix-Coil, Ising and Landau Models

27. Adsorption, Binding and Catalysis

28. Multi-site and Cooperative Ligand Binding

29. Water

30. Water as a Solvent

31. Polymer Solutions

32. Polymer Elasticity and Collapse

33. Polymers Resist Confinement and Deformation

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Summary

This text shows how many complex behaviours of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes. A central theme is the idea that simplistic models can give surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Written in a clear and student-friendly style, the book gives an excellent introduction to the field for novices. It should also be useful to those who want to refresh their understanding of this important field, and those interested in seeing how physical principles can be applied to the study of problems in the chemical, biological, and material sciences. Furthermore, Molecular Driving Forces contains a number of features including:

- 449 carefully produced figures illustrating the subject matter
- 178 worked examples in the chapters which explain the key concepts and show their practical applications
- The text is mathematically self-contained, with 'mathematical toolkits' providing the required maths
- Advanced material that might not be suitable for some elementary courses is clearly delineated in the text
- End-of-chapter references and suggestions for further reading

Table of Contents

1. Principles of Probability

2. Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria

3. Heat, Work and Energy

4. Math Tools: Series and Approximation

5. Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus

6. Entropy and the Boltzmann Law

7. Thermodynamic Driving Forces

8. Laboratory Conditions and Free Energies

9. Maxwell's Relations and Mixtures

10. The Boltzmann Distribution Law

11. The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases and Solids

12. What is Temperature? What is Heat Capacity?

13. Chemical Equilibria

14. Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids and Gases

15. Solutions and Mixtures

16. The Solvation and Transfer of Molecules Between Phases

17. Mathematical Toolkit: Some Vector Calculus

18. Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation and Flow

19. Chemical Kinetics and Transition States

20. Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces

21. The Electrostatic Potential

22. Electrochemical Equilibria

23. Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution

24. Intermolecular Interactions

25. Phase Transitions

26. Cooperativity: The Helix-Coil, Ising and Landau Models

27. Adsorption, Binding and Catalysis

28. Multi-site and Cooperative Ligand Binding

29. Water

30. Water as a Solvent

31. Polymer Solutions

32. Polymer Elasticity and Collapse

33. Polymers Resist Confinement and Deformation

Publisher Info

Publisher: Garland Publishing

Published: 2003

International: No

Published: 2003

International: No

This text shows how many complex behaviours of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes. A central theme is the idea that simplistic models can give surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Written in a clear and student-friendly style, the book gives an excellent introduction to the field for novices. It should also be useful to those who want to refresh their understanding of this important field, and those interested in seeing how physical principles can be applied to the study of problems in the chemical, biological, and material sciences. Furthermore, Molecular Driving Forces contains a number of features including:

- 449 carefully produced figures illustrating the subject matter
- 178 worked examples in the chapters which explain the key concepts and show their practical applications
- The text is mathematically self-contained, with 'mathematical toolkits' providing the required maths
- Advanced material that might not be suitable for some elementary courses is clearly delineated in the text
- End-of-chapter references and suggestions for further reading

2. Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria

3. Heat, Work and Energy

4. Math Tools: Series and Approximation

5. Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus

6. Entropy and the Boltzmann Law

7. Thermodynamic Driving Forces

8. Laboratory Conditions and Free Energies

9. Maxwell's Relations and Mixtures

10. The Boltzmann Distribution Law

11. The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases and Solids

12. What is Temperature? What is Heat Capacity?

13. Chemical Equilibria

14. Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids and Gases

15. Solutions and Mixtures

16. The Solvation and Transfer of Molecules Between Phases

17. Mathematical Toolkit: Some Vector Calculus

18. Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation and Flow

19. Chemical Kinetics and Transition States

20. Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces

21. The Electrostatic Potential

22. Electrochemical Equilibria

23. Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution

24. Intermolecular Interactions

25. Phase Transitions

26. Cooperativity: The Helix-Coil, Ising and Landau Models

27. Adsorption, Binding and Catalysis

28. Multi-site and Cooperative Ligand Binding

29. Water

30. Water as a Solvent

31. Polymer Solutions

32. Polymer Elasticity and Collapse

33. Polymers Resist Confinement and Deformation