Statistical Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

  • Arieh Ben-Naim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 657-697

About this book

Introduction

This book was planned and written with one central goal in mind: to demonstrate that statistical thermodynamics can be used successfully by a broad group of scientists, ranging from chemists through biochemists to biologists, who are not and do not intend to become specialists in statistical thermodynamics. The book is addressed mainly to gradu­ ate students and research scientists interested in designing experiments the results of which may be interpreted at the molecular level, or in interpreting such experimental results. It is not addressed to those who intend to practice statistical thermodynamics per se. With this goal in mind, I have expended a great deal of effort to make the book clear, readable, and, I hope, enjoyable. This does not necessarily mean that the book as a whole is easy to read. The first four chapters are very detailed. The last four become progressively more difficult to read, for several reasons. First, presuming that the reader has already acquired familiarity with the methods and arguments presented in the first part, I felt that similar arguments could be skipped later on, leaving the details to be filled in by the reader. Second, the systems themselves become progressively more com­ plicated as we proceed toward the last chapter.

Keywords

dynamics experiment solution thermodynamics water

Authors and affiliations

  • Arieh Ben-Naim
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  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-1598-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-1600-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-1598-9
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