Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, 2/e (Paperback)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula

  • 出版商: Oxford University
  • 出版日期: 2015-09-03
  • 售價: $1,596
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 624
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0199564280
  • ISBN-13: 9780199564286
  • 相關分類: 化學 Chemistry
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商品描述

Physical chemistry lies at the heart of the behaviour of those macromolecules and molecular assemblies that have vital roles in all living organisms. Physical principles determine the stability of proteins and nucleic acids, the rate at which biochemical reactions proceed, the transport of molecules across biological molecules; they allow us to describe structure and reactivity in complex biological systems, and make sense of how these systems operate.

Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences provides a balanced presentation of the concepts of physical chemistry, and their extensive applications to biology and biochemistry. It is written to straddle the worlds of physical chemistry and the life sciences and to show students how the tools of physical chemistry can elucidate and illuminate biological questions.

Opening with a suite of chapters on Biochemical Thermodynamics, with a focus on energy conversion in biological cells and the factors that stabilize proteins, nucleic acids, and cell membranes, the book goes on to explore the Kinetics of Life Processes, examining the rates of chemical reactions, how rates can help characterise the mechanism of a reaction, and how enzymes affect reaction rates. A third section, Biomolecular Structure, looks at how concepts of physical chemistry can be used to establish those 'rules' that govern the assembly of complex biological structures, while the final section, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, describes the major techniques in biochemistry that are being applied to help us to explore biochemical processes and systems ever further.

Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences places emphasis on clear explanations of difficult concepts, with an eye toward building insight into biochemical phenomena. An extensive range of learning features, including worked examples, illustrations, self-tests, and case studies, support student learning throughout, while special attention is given to providing extensive help to students with those mathematical concepts and techniques that are so central to a sound understanding of physical chemistry.

Balancing clarity and rigor of exposition of basic concepts with extensive discussion of biological techniques and processes, Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences is the perfect resource for every life science student who seeks to master those essentials of physical chemistry that underpin life itself.

Online Resource Centre

For students:
- Web links for each chapter, pointing students to interesting sources of related information and data, to facilitate self-directed learning
- A list of key equations for each chapter, to help students revise and master the key mathematical concepts that underpin the subject
- Living graphs, which present graphs from the text in interactive format, and enable students to strengthen their learning by manipulating key variables and exploring the consequeneces
- Three-dimensional, interactive models of the biomolecules appearing in the end-of-book atlas of structures

For registered adopters of the book:
Figures in electronic format

商品描述(中文翻譯)

物理化學是所有生物體中具有重要角色的大分子和分子組合行為的核心。物理原理決定了蛋白質和核酸的穩定性,生化反應的速率,分子在生物分子間的運輸;它們使我們能夠描述複雜生物系統中的結構和反應性,並理解這些系統的運作方式。

《生命科學的物理化學》提供了對物理化學概念的平衡介紹,以及它們在生物學和生物化學中的廣泛應用。本書旨在跨越物理化學和生命科學的領域,向學生展示物理化學工具如何闡明生物問題。

本書首先介紹了一系列關於生化熱力學的章節,重點關注生物細胞中的能量轉換和穩定蛋白質、核酸和細胞膜的因素。接著探討了生命過程的動力學,研究化學反應的速率,如何通過速率來表徵反應機制,以及酶如何影響反應速率。第三部分介紹了生物分子結構,探討物理化學概念如何用於確定組成複雜生物結構的規則,最後一部分介紹了生物分子光譜學,描述了在生物化學中應用的主要技術,以進一步探索生化過程和系統。

《生命科學的物理化學》強調對困難概念的清晰解釋,旨在培養對生化現象的洞察力。豐富的學習特色,包括實例、插圖、自測和案例研究,全程支持學生學習,同時特別關注提供廣泛的數學概念和技巧幫助學生建立對物理化學的深入理解。

《生命科學的物理化學》在清晰陳述基本概念的同時,廣泛討論生物技術和過程,是每個生命科學學生掌握支撐生命本身的物理化學基礎的完美資源。

網上資源中心

學生:
- 每章的網頁連結,指向有關信息和數據的有趣來源,以促進自主學習
- 每章的關鍵方程式列表,幫助學生復習和掌握支撐主題的關鍵數學概念
- 生動圖表,以互動方式呈現正文中的圖表,讓學生通過操作關鍵變量和探索結果來加深學習
- 生物分子結構圖書末尾的三維互動模型

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