Giant molecules : here, there, and everywhere / Alexander Yu Grosberg, Alexei R. Khokhlov.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Academic, 1997. ISBN: 0123041309Subject(s): PolymersDDC classification: 547.7
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Foreword / P. G. de Gennes -- 1. Introduction: Physics in the World of Giant Molecules -- 2. What Does a Polymer Molecule Look Like? -- 3. What Kinds of Polymer Substances Are There? -- 4. Polymers in Nature -- 5. The Mathematics of a Simple Polymer Coil -- 6. The Physics of High Elasticity -- 7. The Problem of Excluded Volume -- 8. Coils and Globules -- 9. Dynamics of Polymeric Fluids -- 10. The Mathematics of Complicated Polymer Structures: Fractals -- 11. Polymers and the Origin of Life -- Appendix. Application Polymer Program on the CD ROM.
This fascinating book illuminates the nature of giant molecules; it explains what giant molecules are, how they are formed, where they are applied, and why they are important in everyday life and science. Among other important applications, giant molecules are widely used in the chemical, electronic, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in clinical medicine. They are the basis for many "biological machines," from those that recognize viruses and bacteria in our bodies to those that fire our muscles and enable our eyes to see and ears to hear; in short, much of what makes us living things!