Biophysics

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W. Hoppe, W. Lohmann, H. Markl, H. Ziegler
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 941 pages
What is biophysics? As with all subjects which straddle traditional boundaries between fields, it eludes a precise definition. Furthermore, it is impossible to do biophysics without having a certain foundation of knowledge in biology, physics, physical chemistry, chemistry and biochemistry. One approach to a biophysics textbook would be to refer the student to the literature of these neighboring fields, and to leave the selection of the appropriate supplementary material up to the student. The editors of this volume are of the opinion that it is more useful and less time-consuming to present a selection of the supplementary knowledge, in concentrated form, together with the subject matter specific to biophysics. The reader will thus find in this book introductions to such subjects as the structure and function of the cell, the chemical structure of biogenic macromolecules, and even theoretical chemistry. What, indeed, is biophysics? Must we consider it to include physiology, electromedicine, radiation medicine, etc. ? The field has evolved continuously in recent years. Molecular understanding oflife processes has come more and more to the fore. Just as the field of molecular physics has developed to describe structures and processes in the realm of non-living systems, there has been a corresponding development of molecular biophysics.
 

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Contents

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and Conformation of Proteins
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Polyelectrolytes and Their Interaction HERMANN BERG
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Mechanisms of Energy Transfer
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Radiation Biophysics ERNSTGEORG NIEMANN B P WINNEWISSER translator
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Isotope Methods Applied in Biology HELMUT SIMON
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Structure Determination of Biomolecules by Physical Methods
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Intra and Intermolecular Interactions
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Interactions Between Structural Units G LUDWIG HOFACKER
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Chargetransfer Reaction in Biomolecules JANOS J LADIK With 2 Figures
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Polar Interactions Hydration Proton Conduction and Conformation
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Analytic Isotope Application
308
Energetic and Statistical Relations
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Energy Flux ATP Transfer Potentials and Coupled Reactions
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Enzymes as Biological Catalysts
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Structural Organization of Proteins GEORG E SCHULZ With 14 Figures
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The Biological Function of Nucleic Acids HERMANN HEUMANN
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Regulation of Gene Expression
405
Size Distribution and Length Determination
411
Physical Foundations of the Molecular Organization and Dynamics
425
Photobiophysics
515
Biomechanics
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Neurobiophysics
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Cybernetics
788
Introduction into Cybernetics of Orientation Behavior HoRST MITTELSTAEDT
794
Appendix
925
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