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Energy Landscapes

Energy Landscapes
Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses

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Part of Cambridge Molecular Science

  • Date Published: March 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521814157

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  • Many research groups are now attempting to understand how the properties of systems ranging from small molecules to proteins and glasses are determined by the energy landscape. This book provides a self-contained account of energy landscape theory and how it is applied in studies of clusters, biomolecules and glasses. Beautifully illustrated in full color, the volume is geared to graduate students as well as professionals.

    • The first book to present a unified coverage of the subject
    • Full colour throughout
    • Associated website containing simulations and software to download from http://publishing.cambridge.org/resources/0521814154
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    "Wales makes an important contribution: Energy Landscapes provides a pictorial language that simplifies complicated calculations to a form that can be understood and used by many scientists interested in molecular problems." David C. Clary, University of Oxford, Science

    "...A superb and laudible achievement, I believe it will represent a resource on th subject of PES for years to come...I can certainly wholeheartedly recommend it as an exhaustive guide and treasure trove of resources in the fascinating world of PES...in many respects a beautiful, well conceived and most informative book." --Rudi Podgornik, Journal of Statistical Physics

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    • Date Published: March 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521814157
    • length: 692 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.527kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus. 110 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The Born–Oppenheimer approximation and normal modes
    3. Symmetry considerations
    4. Features of the landscape
    5. Describing the landscape
    6. Exploring the landscape
    7. Properties of the landscape
    8. Clusters
    9. Biomolecules
    10. Glasses and supercooled liquids.

  • Author

    David Wales, University of Cambridge
    David Wales is a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University.

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