Nonlinear Physics of DNA / Edition 1

Nonlinear Physics of DNA / Edition 1

by Ludmila V. Yakushevich, L. V. Iakushevich, Yakushevich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471978248

ISBN-13: 9780471978244

Pub. Date: 04/30/1998

Publisher: Wiley

The study of DNA is one of the most important areas of research in modern biochemistry and biology. It is an extremely complex field, and in recent years researchers have found that the application of nonlinear physics methods has led to significant increases in our understanding of the subject. This, the first book on the subject, examines both the experimental

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The study of DNA is one of the most important areas of research in modern biochemistry and biology. It is an extremely complex field, and in recent years researchers have found that the application of nonlinear physics methods has led to significant increases in our understanding of the subject. This, the first book on the subject, examines both the experimental and theoretical methods which have been used to study the DNA molecule. Beginning with introductory chapters on DNA structure and dynamics, Nonlinear Physics of DNA goes on to discuss the more advanced recent work. This includes a comparison between linear and nonlinear approaches to the DNA molecule, a chapter devoted to the statistics of nonlinear excitations of DNA, and examples of the interpretation of experimental data on the dynamics of DNA in terms of nonlinear theory. Nonlinear Physics of DNA will prove essential reading for graduate students and researchers in biophysics and nonlinear physics as well as allowing biologists, biochemists and physicists to continue to develop nontraditional techniques of investigating the DNA molecule.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471978244
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Series:
Wiley Series in Nonlinear Science Series, #20
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1DNA structure1
2DNA dynamics19
3DNA function41
4Linear theory of DNA49
5Nonlinear theory of DNA : ideal dynamical models81
6Nonlinear theory of DNA : non-ideal models115
7Nonlinear theory of DNA : statistics of nonlinear excitations133
8Experimental tests of DNA nonlinearity151
9Nonlinearity and function159
App. 1Mathematical description of torsional and bending motions169
App. 2Structural and dynamical properties of DNA171

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