Molecules in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology: General Introduction to Molecular Sciences

Molecules in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology: General Introduction to Molecular Sciences

by J. Maruani (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401077811
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: Topics in Molecular Organization and Engineering , #1
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

History and Philosophy of the Molecular Concept.- Phenomenology and Ontology of the Molecular Concept.- A. The Organization of Matter as Viewed by the Greek Philosophers.- B. The Emergence of the Concept of Molecules.- C. The Concept of Macromolecule, or Colloidal versus Macromolecular Chemistry.- D. Some Pairs of Relata in Contemporary Biochemistry.- E. Conclusions.- References.- Emergence and Evolution of the Molecular Concept.- 1. Introduction. Problematic Qualities.- 2. Small Masses.- 3. Arrangement.- 4. The Role.- 5. The Place.- 6. Conclusions.- References.- Quantum Theory and the Molecular Hypothesis.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Historical Perspective.- 3. Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics.- 4. Quantum Field Theory for Chemical Substances.- 5. Concluding Remarks.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Evolution and Organization of Molecular Systems.- Encapsulating Time?.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Entropy, Irreversibility and Creation of Structures.- 3. The Role of Chemistry in Non-Equilibrium Phenomena.- 4. Chaotic Dynamics and Generation of Information.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Entropy Variation and Molecular Organization.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Order and Disorder.- 3. Perfect Gases.- 4. Particles with Interactions in Fluid Surroundings.- 5. Increases in Complexity.- 6. Entropy.- References.- Molecular Evolution and Biological Self-Organization.- References.- Modelling and Esthetics of Molecular Structures.- Spatial Modelling and Simulation of Organized Macromolecular Structures by Means of Factor Analysis of Electron Microscopy Pictures.- 0. Introduction.- 1. Isolation of the Molecular System.- 2. Acquisition and Preprocessing of the Molecular Data.- 3. Reduction of the Initial Molecular Data.- 4. Definition of the Molecular Model.- 5. Discussion and Conclusion.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Modelling Molecular Displacements in Organic Solids.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Methods of Calculation.- 3. Spatial Representation.- 4. Small Molecular Replacements.- 5. Phase Transition and Polymorphism.- 6. Reactivity.- 7. Perspectives.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Computer Molecular Modelling and Graphic Design.- 0. Introduction.- 1. Simulation and Graphics.- 2. Chemical Shapes and their Representations.- 3. Dynamic Modelling.- 4. Modelling Chemical Behavior: Drug Design and Structure-Activity Relationships.- 5. Molecular Graphics and Quantitative Data.- 6. Conclusions.- References.- The Harmony of Molecules.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Harmony in Molecular Families: Similarity.- 3. Harmony in Molecular Aggregates: Complementarity.- 4. Harmony of Molecules as Objects of Nature: Beauty.- 5. Harmony Among Molecular Scientists: Interdisciplinarity.- 6. Conclusions.- References.- From Molecular Science to Molecular Art/Raymond Daudel.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Art Inspired by Microphysics.- 3. Molecular Art.- References.

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