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1st Edition

Computational Biology
A Statistical Mechanics Perspective

ISBN 9780367390822
Published October 23, 2019 by Chapman & Hall
276 Pages

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Book Description

Quantitative methods have a particular knack for improving any field they touch. For biology, computational techniques have led to enormous strides in our understanding of biological systems, but there is still vast territory to cover. Statistical physics especially holds great potential for elucidating the structural-functional relationships in biomolecules, as well as their static and dynamic properties.

Breaking New Ground
Computational Biology: A Statistical Mechanics Perspective is the first book dedicated to the interface between statistical physics and bioinformatics. Introducing both equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics in a manner tailored to computational biologists, the author applies these methods to understand and model the properties of various biomolecules and biological networks at the systems level.

Unique Vision, Novel Approach
Blossey combines his enthusiasm for uniting the fields of physics and computational biology with his considerable experience, knowledge, and gift for teaching. He uses numerous examples and tasks to illustrate and test understanding of the concepts, and he supplies a detailed keyword list for easy navigation and comprehension. His approach takes full advantage of the latest tools in statistical physics and computer science to build a strong set of tools for confronting new challenges in computational biology.

Making the concepts crystal clear without sacrificing mathematical rigor, Computational Biology: A Statistical Mechanics Perspective is the perfect tool to broaden your skills in computational biology.

Table of Contents

STATISTICAL MECHANICS. Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics. BIOMOLECULES. Molecules, Code and Representation. DNA. RNA. Proteins. NETWORKS. Network Dynamics I: Deterministic. Network Dynamics II: Fluctuations. Networks: Structure. INDEX.

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