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Biophysical Chemistry is an outstanding book that delivers both fundamental and complex biophysical principles, along with an excellent overview of the current biophysical research areas, in a manner that makes it accessible for mathematically and non-mathematically inclined readers.” (Journal of Chemical Biology, February 2009)

This text presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples and applications to biochemistry. It lays out the necessary calculus in a step by step fashion for students who are less mathematically inclined, leading them through fundamental concepts, such as a quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom rather than simply stating outcomes. Techniques are presented with an emphasis on learning by analyzing real data.

  • Presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples and applications to biochemistry
  • Lays out the necessary calculus in a step by step fashion for students who are less mathematically inclined
  • Presents techniques with an emphasis on learning by analyzing real data
  • Features qualitative and quantitative problems at the end of each chapter
  • All art available for download online and on CD-ROM

Review

Biophysical Chemistry is an outstanding book that delivers both fundamental and complex biophysical principles, along with an excellent overview of the current biophysical research areas, in a manner that makes it accessible for mathematically and non-mathematically inclined readers.” (Journal of Chemical Biology, February 2009)

“This is strongly recommended as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in the physical and biological sciences. It will also prove extremely useful to university and high school educators, medical doctors, and researchers who want to go beyond a surface treatment of biological phenomenology to its roots in physics and chemistry.” (Doody’s, February, 2009)

From the Back Cover

Biophysical Chemistry presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples, and applications to biochemistry. It presents a rigorous, up-to-date treatment of the material without presuming a strong prior knowledge of math theory. Necessary calculus models are laid out in a step-by-step fashion for students less confident in their math abilities.

The format of the text allows teachers ample flexibility in deciding which derivations to present in class. Students are guided through an in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts – such as a quantum-mechanical description of the hydrogen atom – and techniques are presented with an emphasis on learning through analysis of real data. Cases are drawn from timely research areas in biochemistry using an integrated approach to problem solving. Every chapter features important recent advances in biochemistry, an examination of current research problems, math and derivation boxes to guide students, and examples of both numerical and concept-based problems. Artwork from the book is available for download by instructors at www.blackwellpublishing.com/allenbiophysical

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