Theoretical Molecular Biophysics

  • Philipp Scherer
  • Sighart F. Fischer

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Statistical Mechanics of Biopolymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 3-18
    3. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 19-34
  3. Protein Electrostatics and Solvation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 36-36
    2. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 37-44
    3. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 45-59
    4. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 61-71
  4. Reaction Kinetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 74-74
    2. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 75-85
    3. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 87-100
    4. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 101-105
    5. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 107-122
  5. Transport Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 124-124
    2. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 125-132
    3. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 133-137
    4. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 139-146
    5. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 147-152
  6. Reaction Rate Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 154-154
    2. Philipp Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer
      Pages 155-158

About this book

Introduction

"Theoretical Molecular Biophysics" is an advanced study book for students, shortly before or after completing undergraduate studies, in physics, chemistry or biology. It provides the tools for an understanding of elementary processes in biology, such as photosynthesis on a molecular level. A basic knowledge in mechanics, electrostatics, quantum theory and statistical physics is desirable. The reader will be exposed to basic concepts in modern biophysics such as entropic forces, phase separation, potentials of mean force, proton and electron transfer, heterogeneous reactions coherent and incoherent energy transfer as well as molecular motors. Basic concepts such as phase transitions of biopolymers, electrostatics, protonation equilibria, ion transport, radiationless transitions as well as energy- and electron transfer are discussed within the frame of simple models.

Keywords

Elementary processes in biophysics Molecular biophysics explained Theoretical biophysics biophysics biopolymers mechanics molecular biophysics textbook photosynthetic system thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Philipp Scherer
    • 1
  • Sighart F. Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikdepartment T38TU MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Physikdepartment T38TU MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85610-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85610-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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