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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby


This book will equip a student of any physical or biological science with a sound understanding of thermodynamics, and will build confidence in using thermodynamics in practice. The emphasis is towards chemical thermodynamics, but the principles of the First, Second and Third Laws apply to all sciences. Importantly, the final four chapters show how thermodynamics can be applied to biological systems, discussing the biochemical standard state, bioenergetics, protein folding, and the self-assembly of smaller components to form higher-level structures. The book has not been written to support a p ... More

Keywords: thermodynamics, bioenergetics, chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, biochemistry, life sciences, medicine, pharmacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782957
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis Sherwood, author
Managing Director, The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company LTD

Paul Dalby, author
Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University College London

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