The Molecules of Life is a textbook with a new approach to physical chemistry for the life sciences. Written for undergraduates majoring in biology or health sciences, it integrates fundamental concepts in thermodynamics and kinetics with an introduction to biological mechanism at the level of molecular structure.
Author: Hans Kuhn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Principles of Physical Chemistry presents a novel approach to physical chemistry that emphasizes the use of a few fundamental principles to quantitatively describe the nature of molecules and their assemblies. It begins with atoms and molecules, using the electron-in-a-box model to illustrate the essential features of quantum mechanics and why atoms and molecules exist. Thermodynamics is not introduced in the classical manner, considering the first and second law as postulates, but approached by studying assemblies of molecules statistically. The authors proceed to molecular assemblies of increasing complexity, evolving from ideal gases to real gases and solutions, then to macromolecules and supramolecular machines, and ending with the search for the logical conditions and chemical requirements for physicochemical processes leading to life's origin, the emergence of matter that carries information. This text is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses in physical chemistry, providing a basis for understanding the nature of chemical processes in biology, chemistry, and engineering.
Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. It demonstrates how the complex behaviors of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes, and how simple models provide surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Widely adopted in its First Edition, Molecular Driving Forces is regarded by teachers and students as an accessible textbook that illuminates underlying principles and concepts. The Second Edition includes two brand new chapters: (1) "Microscopic Dynamics" introduces single molecule experiments; and (2) "Molecular Machines" considers how nanoscale machines and engines work. "The Logic of Thermodynamics" has been expanded to its own chapter and now covers heat, work, processes, pathways, and cycles. New practical applications, examples, and end-of-chapter questions are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.
This best-selling volume presents the principles and applications of physical chemistry as they are used to solve problems in biology and medicine. The First Law; the Second Law; free energy and chemical equilibria; free energy and physical Equilibria; molecular motion and transport properties; kinetics: rates of chemical reactions; enzyme kinetics; the theory and spectroscopy of molecular structures and interactions: molecular distributions and statistical thermodynamics; and macromolecular structure and X-ray diffraction. For anyone interested in physical chemistry as it relates to problems in biology and medicine.
Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1989
New edition of a text in which six researchers from leading institutions discuss what is known and what is yet to be understood in the field of cell biology. The material on molecular genetics has been revised and expanded so that it can be used as a stand-alone text. A new chapter covers pathogens, infection, and innate immunity. Topics include introduction to the cell, basic genetic mechanisms, methods, internal organization of the cell, and cells in their social context. The book contains color illustrations and charts; and the included CD-ROM contains dozens of video clips, animations, molecular structures, and high-resolution micrographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
Author: Steven S. Zumdahl
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
This fully updated Eighth Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes conceptual understanding and the importance of models. Known for helping students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The Eighth Edition features a new section on Solving a Complex Problem that discusses and illustrates how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. The book is also enhanced by an increase of problem solving techniques in the solutions to the Examples, new student learning aids, new “Chemical Insights” and “Chemistry Explorers” boxes, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Contains worked solutions to almost all end-of-chapter problems featured in the book. This title is useful as a resource for those lecturers who wish to use the extensive selection of problems featured in the text to support either formative or summative assessment, and want access to the solutions to these problems.
Author: Patrick F. Dillon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide range of biophysical topics covered include energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics and system dynamics and stability. Enabling students to understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology, equations are presented in the context of their application, rather than derivation. They are each directed toward the understanding of a biological principle, with a particular emphasis on human biology. Supplementary resources, including a range of test questions, are available at www.cambridge.org/9781107001442.
Author: Richard M. Felder
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Binder Ready Version 4th Edition prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in chemical engineering. The text provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering. This text is an unbound, binder-ready version.
Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics
McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations. Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective. Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.
Author: Trace Jordan
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Chemistry: The Molecules of Life is the only textbook for non-majors that focuses on the fundamental chemistry of biological molecules and everyday life. It uses the chemistry of life to introduce, explain, and apply chemical principles. Each chapter begins with a framing question to stimulatestudents' interest. Many framing questions are pertinent to students' health, whereas others address foundational scientific topics. Scientific content in each chapter is introduced on a "need-to-know" basis that is related to the framing question. By the end of the chapter, students will be able toanswer the question using the chemical concepts they have learned.Chemistry: The Molecules of Life is designed for students who have a variety of academic and career interests, not all of which necessarily align with the sciences or health professions. Its authors believe that all undergraduate students - not just science majors - need to be educated aboutscientific knowledge and reasoning in order to make informed decisions about their personal well-being and important societal issues. Have you ever thought about how antibiotic medications work, or why it is important to take the entire dose that the doctor prescribed? Many of us also take a vitaminsupplement, often in the form of a daily multivitamin. Do you know what roles these vitamins play in our body, or why the recommended daily dose for some vitamins is much lower than for others? Does the federal government regulate vitamin supplements with the same scrutiny that it applies topharmaceuticals? Chemistry: The Molecules of Life examines relevant topics such as these and many more.Scientific knowledge is constantly advancing. Almost daily, the media reports on a new scientific discovery, a new interpretation of what foods or activities are good or bad for us, or the societal impact of a new medical breakthrough. Given this rapid progress, science cannot be presented as acollection of facts to be memorized. After a short time, even the most current scientific knowledge becomes outdated. Instead, students need to understand how scientists investigate the natural world-the methods they use, the evidence they generate, and the conclusions they make based on thatevidence. For this reason, each chapter of Chemistry: The Molecules of Life describes examples of scientific discovery. By analyzing these case studies, students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to thoughtfully evaluate scientific information that is presented in the news media orobtained from other sources.
Author: Michael M. Cox
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Written and illustrated with unsurpassed clarity, Molecular Biology: Principles and Practice introduces fundamental concepts while exposing students to how science is done. The authors convey the sense of joy and excitement that comes from scientific discovery, highlighting the work of researchers who have shaped—and who continue to shape—the field today. See what's in the LaunchPad