Potential Energy Functions for Structural Molecular Biology

  • Shneior Lifson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 45)


Structural molecular biology is first and foremost an experimental science. This is quite understandable. As long as we did not know what is the structure of enzymes how could we ask questions on how do they obtain their structure or how is their structure determining their catalytic function? However, as our knowledge of facts about biological structures grows now at a tremendous rate, there is an ever-growing need to apply theory, and calculations based on theory, to supplement the experimental study of structural molecular biology.


Polyatomic Molecule Schrodinger Equation Morse Potential Combination Rule Potential Energy Function 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shneior Lifson
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical PhysicsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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