Energy Landscapes: Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses

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Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Science - 681 pages
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The study of energy landscapes holds the key to resolving some of the most important contemporary problems in chemical physics. Many groups are now attempting to understand the properties of clusters, glasses and proteins in terms of the underlying potential energy surface. The aim of this book is to define and unify the field of energy landscapes in a reasonably self-contained exposition. This is the first book to cover this active field. The book begins with an overview of each area in an attempt to make the subject matter accessible to workers in different disciplines. The basic theoretical groundwork for describing and exploring energy landscapes is then introduced followed by applications to clusters, biomolecules and glasses in the final chapters. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this book is aimed at graduate students and workers in the field.
  

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Really looks to be a thrilling read. Really.
Solve the protein folding problem and you get an instant Nobel in Medicine.
And you have to understand Energy Landscapes to begin to crack the code of protein folding.
So if you can learn this material quickly, who knows, maybe you can get a Nobel.
Gotta study that wild mathematics though.
Manifold surfacing has to be third nature to you.
 

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Contents

II
1
III
5
IV
8
V
30
VI
66
VII
104
VIII
119
X
121
XLIII
330
XLIV
352
XLV
364
XLVI
365
XLVII
384
XLVIII
394
XLIX
395
L
397

XI
123
XII
126
XIII
135
XIV
157
XV
161
XVI
163
XVII
165
XVIII
170
XIX
172
XX
178
XXI
186
XXII
189
XXIII
192
XXIV
196
XXV
209
XXVI
211
XXVII
219
XXVIII
229
XXIX
233
XXX
237
XXXI
241
XXXII
242
XXXIII
246
XXXIV
250
XXXV
276
XXXVI
280
XXXVII
283
XXXVIII
284
XXXIX
298
XL
300
XLI
304
XLII
316
LI
410
LII
424
LIII
428
LIV
434
LV
452
LVI
455
LVII
480
LVIII
492
LIX
501
LX
523
LXI
530
LXII
531
LXIII
535
LXIV
540
LXV
546
LXVI
551
LXVII
557
LXVIII
565
LXIX
571
LXX
573
LXXI
584
LXXII
592
LXXIII
615
LXXIV
624
LXXV
633
LXXVI
645
LXXVII
653
LXXVIII
654
LXXIX
663
LXXX
665
LXXXI
671
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David Wales is a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University.

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