Basic Mathematics for Biochemists

Author: A. Cornish-Bowden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401165238

Category: Mathematics

Page: 138

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Some teachers of biochemistry think it positively beneficial for students to struggle with difficult mathematics. I do not number myself among these people, although I have derived much personal pleasure from the study of mathematics and from applying it to problems that interest me in biochemistry. On the contrary, I think that students choose courses in biochemistry out of interest in biochemistry and that they should not be encumbered with more mathematics than is absolutely required for a proper understanding of biochemistry. This of course includes physical chemistry, because a biochemist ignorant of physical chemistry is no biochemist. I have been guided by these beliefs in writing this book. I have laid heavy emphasis on those topics, such as the use of logarithms, that play an important role in biochemistry and often cause problems in teaching; I have ignored others, such as trigonometry, that one can manage without. The proper treatment of statistics has been more difficult to decide. Although it clearly plays an important part in all experi mental sciences, it is usually preferable to treat it as a subject in its own right and not to try to incorporate it into a course of elementary mathematics. In this book, therefore, I have used a few examples from statistics to illustrate more general points, but I have not discussed it for its own sake.

Basic Math for Process Control

Author: Bob Connell

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556178139

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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A practical tutorial on the mathematics essential to the process control field, written by an experienced process control engineer for practicing engineers and students. A quick-and-easy review of the mathematics common to the field, including chapters on frequency response analysis, transfer functions and block diagrams, and the Z-N approximation. A handy desk reference for process control engineers--a helpful aid to students in mathematics courses.

Biochemie für Dummies

Author: John T. Moore,Richard Langley

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527711079

Category: Biochemie - Einführung

Page: 360

View: 9002


Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition

Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224267

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

View: 3094

To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a waterworks/wastewater operator’s license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations. All operators, at all levels of licensure, need a basic understanding of arithmetic and problem-solving techniques to solve the problems they typically encounter in the workplace. Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account written in an engaging, highly readable, user-friendly style, the Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition has been expanded and divided into three specialized texts that contain hundreds of worked examples presented in a step-by-step format. They are ideal for all levels of water treatment operators in training and practitioners studying for advanced licensure. In addition, they provide a handy desk reference and handheld guide for daily use in making operational math computations. This first volume, Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators, introduces and reviews fundamental concepts critical to qualified operators. Presented at a basic level, this volume reviews fractions and decimals, rounding numbers, significant digits, raising numbers to powers, averages, proportions, conversion factors, flow and detention time, and the areas and volumes of different shapes. It also explains how to keep track of units of measurement (such as inches, feet, and gallons) during the calculations. After building a strong foundation based on theoretical math concepts, the text moves on to applied math—basic math concepts applied in solving practical problems for both water and wastewater operations. The material is presented using clear explanations in manageable portions to make learning quick and easy, and illustrative real-world problems are provided that correlate to modern practice and design.

Physikalische Chemie

Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527315462

Category: Science

Page: 1220

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Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research

Author: C.E. Klopfenstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323157459

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 921

Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research, Volume 2, provides a suitable medium permitting communication of important results of workers in computer-assisted chemistry. The present volume complements its predecessor and includes reviews and original articles about a variety of topics not dealt with earlier. The scope of the series is broad and the articles are designed to provide coverage of state-of-the-art advances and to prevent wasteful duplications of effort. The book contains seven chapters and opens with a survey of the field of pattern recognition in chemistry along with past and future directions. This is followed by separate chapters covering an on-line graphics system as a teaching aid in physical chemistry; financial and hardware analysis and specifications of laboratory minicomputer systems; and the use of these principles in the automation of a clinical laboratory. Subsequent chapters deal with the use of new technology in automation of two specific types of experimental apparatus; and computer automation in gas-liquid chromatography.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Computational Analysis of Biochemical Systems

A Practical Guide for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

Author: Eberhard O. Voit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785792

Category: Science

Page: 531

View: 429

Teaches the use of modern computational methods for the analysis of biomedical systems using case studies and accompanying software.

Conservation Equations And Modeling Of Chemical And Biochemical Processes

Author: Said S.E.H. Elnashaie,Parag Garhyan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203911501

Category: Science

Page: 636

View: 7238

Presenting strategies in control policies, this text uses a systems theory approach to predict, simulate and streamline plant operation, conserve fuel and resources, and increase workplace safety in the manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, biochemical and energy industries. Topics of discussion include system theory and chemical/biochemical engineering systems, steady state, unsteady state, and thermodynamic equilibrium, modeling of systems, fundamental laws governing the processes in terms of the state variables, different classifications of physical models, the story of chemical engineering in relation to system theory and mathematical modeling, overall heat balance with single and multiple chemical reactions and single and multiple reactions.

Physical Biochemistry

Principles and Applications

Author: David Sheehan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470856025

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 7955

"As will be seen, there is not much missing here. I thought that the sections were well balanced, with rarely too much or too little on a given topic...This is a text to be welcomed by both teachers and students." BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION (on the first edition) The second edition of this successful textbook explains the basic principles behind the key techniques currently used in the modern biochemical laboratory and describes the pros and cons of each technique and compares one to another. It is non-mathematical, comprehensive and approachable for students who are not physical chemists. A major update of this comprehensive, accessible introduction to physical biochemistry. Includes two new chapters on proteomics and bioinformatics. Introduces experimental approaches with a minimum of mathematics and numerous practical examples. Provides a bibliography at the end of each chapter. Written by an author with many years teaching and research experience, this text is a must-have for students of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular and life sciences and food science.

Basic Biochemical Laboratory Procedures and Computing

With Principles, Review Questions, Worked Examples and Spreadsheet Solutions

Author: R. Cecil Jack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195078978

Category: Computers

Page: 362

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This book reviews the theoretical basis for many biophysical chemistry techniques commonly used in the biochemistry laboratory, and emphasizes the usefulness of computer spreadsheets in solving quantitative problems related to these methods.

A Survey of Models for Tumor-Immune System Dynamics

Author: John A. Adam,Nicola Bellomo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817639013

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 3672

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.Research on mathematical modeling and immunology, specifically on modeling tumor dynamics and interactions between tumors and immune system, for biologists and mathematical biologists.


Author: Hans Walter Heldt,Birgit Piechulla

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662443988

Category: Science

Page: 597

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Die „Pflanzenbiochemie" hat sich im deutschsprachigen Raum, aber auch in zahlreichen Übersetzungen als Standardlehrbuch etabliert. Birgit Piechulla, Dozentin an der Universität Rostock, zeichnet als Co-Autorin bei dieser 5. Auflage verantwortlich und hat zusammen mit Hans-Walter Heldt das Buch gründlich überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse fanden Eingang in dieses Buch, die sich auch in neuen Abbildungen sowie der stark überarbeiteten Literatur widerspiegeln. Besonderen Wert legen die Autoren darauf, die offenen, zukunftsweisenden Fragen, die den derzeitigen Stand unseres Wissens markieren, aufzuzeigen. Aktualität sowie die klare und verständliche Didaktik komplexer Sachverhalte darzustellen -- das sind die Kennzeichen dieses Lehrbuches. Mit sorgfältig erstellten zweifarbigen Abbildungen erfüllt es einen hohen didaktischen Anspruch und reiht sich unter die besten Biochemie-Lehrbücher.

Chaos in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Author: Richard J Field,László Györgyi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814505382

Category: Science

Page: 304

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True deterministic chaos is characterized by unpredictable, apparently random motion in a dynamical system completely described by a deterministic dynamic law, usually a nonlinear differential equation, with no stochastic component. The inability to predict future behavior of a chaotic system occurs because trajectories evolving from arbitrarily close initial conditions diverge. Chaos is universal as it may arise in any system governed by one of a class of quite common, suitable nonlinear dynamic laws. This book discusses both the experimental observation and theoretical interpretation of chaos in chemical and biochemical systems. Examples are drawn from the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, surface reactions, electrochemical reactions, enzyme reactions, and periodically perturbed oscillating systems. Contents:Mathematics of Chaos in Perturbed Oscillators (W R Derrick)Dynamical Systems Theory Illustrated: Chaotic Behavior in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction (J-C Roux)Modeling and Interpretation of Chaos in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction (L Györgyi & R J Field)Chaos in Forced and Coupled Chemical Oscillators and Excitators (M Marek & I Schreiber)Chaos in Electrochemical Systems (J L Hudson)Chaos in Surface-Catalyzed Reactions (M Eiswirth)Chaos in Biochemical Systems: The Peroxidase Reaction as a Case Study (R Larter et al.)A New Theoretical Approach to the Description of Physico-Chemical Reaction Dynamics with Chaotic Behavior (V Gontar)From Periodicity Behavior to Chaos in Biochemical Systems (A Goldbeter) Readership: Research workers at undergraduates and higher levels. keywords:

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Second Edition

Author: Darren J. Wilkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837767

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

View: 7878

Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Re-written to reflect this modern perspective, this second edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. Keeping with the spirit of the first edition, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. New in the Second Edition All examples have been updated to Systems Biology Markup Language Level 3 All code relating to simulation, analysis, and inference for stochastic kinetic models has been re-written and re-structured in a more modular way An ancillary website provides links, resources, errata, and up-to-date information on installation and use of the associated R package More background material on the theory of Markov processes and stochastic differential equations, providing more substance for mathematically inclined readers Discussion of some of the more advanced concepts relating to stochastic kinetic models, such as random time change representations, Kolmogorov equations, Fokker-Planck equations and the linear noise approximation Simple modelling of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" noise An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional mathematical detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.

Fundamentals of Biochemical Calculations, Second Edition

Author: Krish Moorthy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420053582

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 5945

Fundamentals of Biochemical Calculations, Second Edition demystifies the fundamental calculations used in modern biochemistry, cell biology, and allied biomedical sciences. The book encouragesbothundergraduates and scientists to develop an understanding of the processes involved in performing biochemical calculations, rather than rely on memorized formulae. Detailed calculation steps, useful comments, and mathematical hints enhance solved problems throughout... Encouraging the use of the Ratio Method, the author draws attention to its applicability to a wide variety of biochemistry problems with logical consistency and intuitive ease. This entirely revised and updated second edition introduces three new chapters with coverage of laboratory-oriented calculations and data presentation, calculations relating to the emerging techniques in DNA and molecular biology, and applying the Ratio Method to pharmaceutical calculations. New edition adds questions and extra tips in every chapter to help students perform biochemical calculations on their own! By strengthening their understanding of mathematical logic and problem solving skills, Fundamentals of Biochemical Calculations, Second Edition enables students and biochemists to explore a wider range of real-world applications with the ability to tackle increasingly complex problems in biochemistry and related fields.