Molecular Models for Fluids

Author: Klaus Lucas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462202

Category: Technology & Engineering

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This book presents the development of modern molecular models for fluids from the interdisciplinary fundamentals of classical and statistical mechanics, of electrodynamics and of quantum mechanics. The concepts and working equations of the various fields are briefly derived and illustrated in the context of understanding the properties of molecular systems. Special emphasis is devoted to the quantum mechanical basis, since this is used throughout in the calculation of the molecular energy of a system. The book is application oriented. It stresses those elements that are essential for practical model development. The fundamentals are then used to derive models for various types of applications. Finally, equation of state models are presented based on quantum chemically based models for the intermolecular potential energy and perturbation theory. The book is suited for graduate courses in chemical and mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry, but may also, by proper selection, be found useful on the undergraduate level.
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Robert Burns Woodward and the Art of Organic Synthesis

Author: Mary Ellen Bowden,Otto Theodor Benfey

Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation

ISBN: 9780941901086

Category: Science

Page: 48

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This is the companion book to the former CHF traveling exhibit by the same name. "This multifaceted portrait of an extraordinary human being, teacher, and consummate organic chemist should inspire more young persons to pursue scientific careers, provide chemists with deep insight into the creative mind of a 'legendary architect of molecules, ' and enhance the public's understanding of chemistry and its research methods." - Journal of Chemical Education.
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Miracles Within The Molecule

Author: HARUN YAHYA - ADNAN OKTAR ENGLISH

Publisher: A9 GROUP

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When you hold this book in your hand, you are actually holding molecules. As you sip a cup of coffee, you are actually drinking molecules, and that coffee aroma that reaches your nose actually consists of scent molecules that you are breathing in. Your tongue that tastes the coffee and your eyes that read these lines are also nothing more than assortments of organic molecules. When you breathe, you are actually inhaling molecules from the outside atmosphere. It is by means of these very molecules that you can see, smell and taste. And just like everything around you, your body itself is also made up of molecules. But exactly what are these molecules that comprise you, your skin, the chair you sit in, a cat's fur—and indeed, the entire universe? In fact, those molecules are nothing more than the mutual electron bonds shared among atoms far too small to be seen with the naked eye. By sharing electrons with each other, atoms link up in long-lasting partnerships, forming molecules. The results, invisible to the naked eye, are an astonishing and infinite variety of objects animate and inanimate, from planets to human beings, from rivers to green forests, from antelopes to railways, and from daisies to apples. In words accessible to everyone, this book examines how Allah (God) has created molecules and their extraordinary features by the seemingly simple means of bonds between atoms. Learning how invisible molecules make up all the matter the universe, using your reason and conscience, you can begin to see our Lord's infinite power, intellect and incomparable creations, will understand just how helpless we are before Him, and bow to Allah's great might.
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Minerals

Key to Vibrant Health and Life Force

Author: Jacob Swilling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411608100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

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This work goes beyond the description of the nutritional chemistry of minerals as electrolytes. This book presents evidence of how factors in our lifestyle and polluted environment are insidiously contributing to a cumulative depletion of minerals that is the cause of our escalating level of morbidity statistics - most illness, degenerative disease, premature deaths and aging. The author claims breakthrough research experience with over a thousand patients explaining how depleting levels of electrolytes alter alkaline pH causing acid damage to cells and toxic overload responsible for illness and disease.
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Philosophy and Neuroscience

A Ruthlessly Reductive Account

Author: J. Bickle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401002371

Category: Psychology

Page: 235

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Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Ruthlessly Reductive Account is the first book-length treatment of philosophical issues and implications in current cellular and molecular neuroscience. John Bickle articulates a philosophical justification for investigating "lower level" neuroscientific research and describes a set of experimental details that have recently yielded the reduction of memory consolidation to the molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiation (LTP). These empirical details suggest answers to recent philosophical disputes over the nature and possibility of psycho-neural scientific reduction, including the multiple realization challenge, mental causation, and relations across explanatory levels. Bickle concludes by examining recent work in cellular neuroscience pertaining to features of conscious experience, including the cellular basis of working memory, the effects of explicit selective attention on single-cell activity in visual cortex, and sensory experiences induced by cortical microstimulation.
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Intoxicating Minds

How Drugs Work

Author: Ciaran Regan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153311X

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs—how they have altered our very being—and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.
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Synaptic Self

How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Author: Joseph LeDoux

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650420

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. Exploring the functioning of memory, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.
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