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Statistical Physics of Biomolecules

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By Daniel M. Zuckerman

CRC Press

356 pages

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From the hydrophobic effect to protein-ligand binding, statistical physics is relevant in almost all areas of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, making it essential for modern students of molecular behavior. But traditional presentations of this material are often difficult to penetrate. Statistical Physics of Biomolecules: An Introduction brin

Table of Contents

Proteins Don't Know Biology. The Heart of It All: Probability Theory. Big Lessons from Simple Systems: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics in One Dimension. Nature Doesn't Calculate Partition Functions: Elementary Dynamics and Equilibrium. Molecules Are Correlated! Multidimensional Statistical Mechanics. From Complexity to Simplicity: The Potential of Mean Force. What's Free about "Free" Energy? Essential Thermodynamics. The Most Important Molecule: Electro-Statistics of Water. Basics of Binding and Allostery. Kinetics of Conformational Change and Protein Folding. Ensemble Dynamics: From Trajectories to Diffusion and Kinetics. A Statistical Perspective on Biomolecular Simulation. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Physics