Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research V1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121513016, 9780323158008

Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research V1

1st Edition

Editors: C.E. Klopfenstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323158008
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 278
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Description

Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research, Volume 1, is the first of multi-volume series that provides updated information on developments in computer-assisted techniques for chemical and biochemical research. Each volume will include a variety of review articles by expert practicing computer-chemists and biochemists, dealing with a wide array of topics. These will range from delineations of design philosophies and of laboratory computer systems to descriptions of special computer hardware developed to solve specific problems. Also included will be articles discussing algorithms, languages, and programming techniques; articles devoted to the more important applications of digital computer methods to specific problems (e.g., Fourier transform spectrometry, stopped-flow kinetics, automated spectrophotometry); and aticles devoted to techniques for training both graduates and undergraduates in laboratory computing.

The present text contains seven chapters and begins with a description of an educational program on digital computer instrumentation for the chemistry laboratory. Subsequent chapters cover topics such as multiprocessor systems in laboratory automation; a simple computer system for on-line data collection and manipulation in the biochemical laboratory; Fourier transform spectroscopy; and a small computer system used to collect and process data from three electron spin resonance spectrometers at the University of Oregon.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Preface

Training Chemists in Laboratory Computing

I. A Postgraduate Laboratory Course on Digital Computers in Chemical Instrumentation

II. Introduction of Digital Computer Technology into the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory

References

Multiprocessor Systems in Laboratory Automation

I. Introduction

II. Computer Facilities Required for Laboratory Automation

III. Laboratory Automation

IV. Summary

V. Glossary

The Mülheim Computer System

I. Introduction

II. Hardware Configuration

III. The Interactive Multi-User Time-Sharing System

IV. Software for On-Line Instruments

V. Status of the System

VI. Computer and Its Consequences

VII. Comparison with Other Systems

References

A Laboratory Computer System for Biochemical Research

I. Introduction

II. General Principles and System Objectives

III. Some Comments about Software

IV. The Computer System

V. Specific Applications

VI. Miscellaneous Applications

VII. Conclusion

References

Fourier Transform Spectrometry in Chemical Research

I. Introduction

II. Fourier Transform Spectroscopy-IR

III. Primary Signal Processing: Getting the Information Through

IV. Applications of Rapid-Scanning Interferometry

V. Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Basic Concepts

VI. FTS-NMR: Laboratory Computer Systems in Practice

VII. Conclusion

References

The Dedicated Computer in Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

I. Introduction

II. Approach

III. Applications

IV. Prognosis

References

A Practical Computer-Based Information Retrieval System

I. Introduction

II. Types of Information Services Currently Available

III. The General Parameters for a Practical System

IV. Epilog

Appendix I. Afcirs-I Command Language in Backus-Naur Form

Appendix II. The Benchmark Command

Appendix III. Values of Physical Properties and the Value-Form of the Search Command

Appendix IV. Afcirs-II Command Language

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
278
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1972
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323158008

About the Editor

C.E. Klopfenstein