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Giant Molecules : Here, There, and Everywhere

A.Y.Grosberg, A.R.Khokhlov

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ISBN 10: 9812839224 / ISBN 13: 9789812839220
Published by World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2010
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This book describes the basic facts, concepts and ideas of polymer physics in simple, yet scientifically accurate, terms. In both scientific and historic contexts, the book shows how the subject of polymers is fascinating, as it is behind most of the wonders of living cell machinery as well as most of the new developments in materials. No mathematics is used in the book beyond modest high school algebra, yet very sophisticated concepts are introduced and explained, ranging from scaling and reptations to protein folding and evolution. This new edition includes an extended section on polymer preparation methods, discusses knots formed by molecular filaments, and presents new and updated materials on polymer properties of proteins and their roles in biological evolution. Bookseller Inventory # 000283

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Title: Giant Molecules : Here, There, and ...

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This book describes the basic facts, concepts and ideas of polymer physics in simple, yet scientifically accurate, terms. In both scientific and historic contexts, the book shows how the subject of polymers is fascinating, as it is behind most of the wonders of living cell machinery as well as most of the new developments in materials. No mathematics is used in the book beyond modest high school algebra, yet very sophisticated concepts are introduced and explained, ranging from scaling and reptations to protein folding and evolution. This new edition includes an extended section on polymer preparation methods, discusses knots formed by molecular filaments, and presents new and updated materials on polymer properties of proteins and their roles in biological evolution.

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Lively, informative, and easy-to-read, Giant Molecules will interest anyone who is curious about today's science. An educated reader will be able to read the book from cover to cover and get a coherent idea of one of the "hottest" subjects of modern science: the world of giant molecules, or polymers. At the same time, a scientist, whether a physicist, a chemist, a materials engineer, or a molecular biologist, will be interested in the complex topics presented here in simple language.

This fascinating book illuminates the nature of giant molecules; it explains what giant molecules are, how they are formed, where they are applied, and why they are important in everyday life and science. Among other important applications, giant molecules are widely used in the chemical, electronic, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in clinical medicine. They are the basis for many "biological machines," form those that recognize viruses and bacteria in our bodies to those that fire our muscles and enable our eye to see and ears to hear; in short, much of what makes us living things!

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