## Energy Landscapes: Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and GlassesThe 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.

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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 |

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