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.

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
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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.

Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research

Author: C.E. Klopfenstein
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323157459
Category: Science
Page: 288
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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

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455850030
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

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
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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
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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.

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
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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:

Fundamentals of Biochemical Calculations, Second Edition

Author: Krish Moorthy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420053582
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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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.

Basic and Applied Aspects

Proceedings of the 21st Annual and International Meeting of the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology (JAACT), Fukuoka, Japan, November 24-27, 2008
Author: Masamichi Kamihira,Yoshinori Katakura,Akira Ito
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048138920
Category: Science
Page: 446
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Animal cell technology is a growing discipline of cell biology which aims not only to understand the structure, function and behavior of differentiated animal cells, but also to ascertain their ability to be used for industrial and medical purposes. Some of the major goals of animal cell technology include: the clonal expansion of differentiated cells, the optimization of their culture conditions, modulation of their ability for the production of medically and pharmaceutically important proteins and the application of animal cells to gene therapy, artificial organs and functional foods. This volume gives the readers a complete review of the present state-of-the-art research in Japan and other countries where this field is well advanced. The Proceedings will be useful to cell biologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, immunologists, biochemical engineers and to those working in either academic environments or in the biotechnology and pharmacy industries related to animal cell culture.

Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine

Author: Daskalaki, Andriani
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605660779
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 982
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"This book highlights the use of systems approaches including genomic, cellular, proteomic, metabolomic, bioinformatics, molecular, and biochemical, to address fundamental questions in complex diseases like cancer diabetes but also in ageing"--Provided by publisher.

E‐Cell System

Basic Concepts and Applications
Author: Satya Nanda Vel Arjunan,Pawan K. Dhar,Masaru Tomita
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146146157X
Category: Science
Page: 179
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The interdisciplinary field of molecular systems biology aims to understand the behavior and mechanisms of biological processes composed of individual molecular components. As we gain more qualitative and quantitative information of complex intracellular processes, biochemical modeling and simulation become indispensable not only to uncover the molecular mechanisms of the processes, but to perform useful predictions. To this end, the E‐Cell System, a multi‐algorithm, multi‐timescale object‐oriented simulation platform, can be used to construct predictive virtual biological systems. Gene regulatory and biochemical networks that constitute a sub‐ or a whole cellular system can be constructed using the E‐Cell System to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses. The purpose of E‐Cell System: Basic Concepts and Applications is to provide a comprehensive guide for the E‐Cell System version 3 in terms of the software features and its usage. While the publicly available E‐Cell Simulation Environment version 3 User's Manual provides the technical details of model building and scripting, it does not describe some of the underlying concepts of the E‐Cell System. The first part of the book addresses this issue by providing the basic concepts of modeling and simulation with the E‐Cell System.

Physical Biochemistry

Principles and Applications
Author: David Sheehan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470856025
Category: Science
Page: 422
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"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.