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Fundamentals of biochemical calculations
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2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008
Physical Description:
x, 179 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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30000010042370 QD415.3 M66 2008 Open Access Book
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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. ¬Ņ

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Supplemental Materialp. xii
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Units and Amountsp. 1
3 Preparation of Solutions and Dilutionsp. 31
4 Relative Molecular Mass and Stoichiometryp. 45
5 Acids, Bases, and Buffersp. 53
6 Polarimetryp. 77
7 Enzyme Amountsp. 83
8 Enzyme Kineticsp. 91
9 Colorimetry and Spectrophotometryp. 109
10 Lipid Analysisp. 125
11 Tissue and Fluid Contentp. 131
12 Practical Calculationsp. 139
13 DNA and Molecular Biologyp. 151
14 Pharmaceutical Calculationsp. 161
Appendix 1 Units and Their Conversionsp. 167
Suggested Reading and Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 175