Fractals in Molecular Biophysics

Fractals in Molecular Biophysics

by T. Gregory Dewey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195084470

ISBN-13: 9780195084474

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Historically, science has sought to reduce complex problems to their simplest components, but more recently it has recognized the merit of studying complex phenomena in situ. Fractal geometry is one such appealing approach, and this book discusses its application to complex problems in molecular biophysics. The book provides a detailed, unified treatment of fractal

Overview

Historically, science has sought to reduce complex problems to their simplest components, but more recently it has recognized the merit of studying complex phenomena in situ. Fractal geometry is one such appealing approach, and this book discusses its application to complex problems in molecular biophysics. The book provides a detailed, unified treatment of fractal aspects of protein and structure dynamics, fractal reaction kinetics in biochemical systems, sequence correlations in DNA and proteins, and descriptors of chaos in enzymatic systems. In an area that has been slow to acknowledge the use of fractals, this is an important addition to the literature, offering a glimpse of the wealth of possible applications to complex problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195084474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Topics in Physical Chemistry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Are Fractals?
2. Fractal Aspects of Protein Structure
3. Loops, Polymer Statistics, and Helix-Coil Transitions
4. The Multifractality of Biomacromolecules
5. Fractal Diffusion and Chemical Kinetics
6. Are Protein Dynamics Fractal?
7. Fractons and Vibrational Relaxation in Proteins
8. Encoded Walks and Correlations in Sequence Data
9. Percolation
10. Chaos in Biochemical Systems
Index

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