Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. It demonstrates how the complex behaviors of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes, and how simple models provide surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Widely adopted in its First Edition, Molecular Driving Forces is regarded by teachers and students as an accessible textbook that illuminates underlying principles and concepts. The Second Edition includes two brand new chapters: (1) qMicroscopic Dynamicsq introduces single molecule experiments; and (2) qMolecular Machinesq considers how nanoscale machines and engines work. qThe Logic of Thermodynamicsq has been expanded to its own chapter and now covers heat, work, processes, pathways, and cycles. New practical applications, examples, and end-of-chapter questions are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.Good general text with many engineering examples. K Denbigh, The ... IM Klotz and RM Rosenberg, Chemical Thermodynamics: Basic Concepts and Methods, 7th edition, Wiley, New York, 2008. Excellent ... Finding a fundamental equation.
|Title||:||Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience|
|Author||:||Ken Dill, Sarina Bromberg|
|Publisher||:||Garland Science - 2010-10-21|