Modern Methods for Theoretical Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers
- Evgeni Starikov, Institute für Theoretische Festkorperphysik, Universitat Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Germany
- James Lewis, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
- Shigenori Tanaka, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Modern Methods for Theoretical Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers provides an interesting selection of contributions from an international team of researchers in theoretical chemistry. This book is extremely useful for tackling the complicated scientific problems connected with biopolymers' physics and chemistry. The applications of both the classical molecular-mechanical and molecular-dynamical methods and the quantum chemical methods needed for bridging the gap to structural and dynamical properties dependent on electron dynamics are explained. Also included are ways to deal with complex problems when all three approaches need to be considered at the same time. The book gives a rich spectrum of applications: from theoretical considerations of how ATP is produced and used as âenergy currencyâ in the living cell, to the effects of subtle solvent influence on properties of biopolymers and how structural changes in DNA during single-molecule manipulation may be interpreted.
Senior pre-graduates, doctoral students, and younger postdocs in the field of theoretical physical chemistry/chemical physics of biopolymers