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Author Huang, Kerson, 1928-

Title Lectures on statistical physics and protein folding / Kerson Huang
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 144 pages) : illustrations
Contents Entropy -- Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution -- Free energy -- Chemical potential -- Phase transitions -- Kinetics of phase transitions -- The order parameter -- Correlation function -- Stochastic processes -- Langevin equation -- The life process -- Self-assembly -- Kinetics of protein folding -- Power laws in protein folding -- Power laws in protein folding -- Self-avoiding walk and turbulence -- Convergent evolution in protein folding -- Model of energy cascade in a protein molecule
Summary This book introduces an approach to protein folding from the point ofview of kinetic theory. There is an abundance of data on proteinfolding, but few proposals are available on the mechanism driving theprocess. Here, presented for the first time, are suggestions onpossible research directions, as developed by the author incollaboration with C C Lin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Protein folding.
Statistical physics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281881058
9789812569387 (electronic bk.)
9812569383 (electronic bk.)