Ken A. Dill is Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his undergraduate training at MIT, his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and did postdoctoral work at Stanford. A leading researcher in biopolymer statistical mechanics and protein folding, he has been the President of the Biophysical Society and received the Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society in 1998. Sarina Bromberg received her BFA at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, her PhD in molecular biophysics from Wesleyan University, and her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. She writes, edits and illustrates scientific textbooks.
1: Principles of Probability 2: Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria 3: Heat, Work & Energy 4: Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus 5: Entropy & the Boltzmann Law 6: Thermodynamic Driving Forces 7: The Logic of Thermodynamics 8: Laboratory Conditions & Free Energies 9: Maxwell's Relations & Mixtures 10: The Boltzman Distribution Law 11: The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases & Solids 12: What Is Temperature? What Is Heat Capacity? 13: Chemical Equilibria 14: Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids, & Gases 15: Solutions & Mixtures 16: The Solvation & Transfer of Molecules Between Phases 17: Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation & Flow 18: Microscopic Dynamics 19: Chemical Kinetics & Transition States 20: Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces 21: The Electrostatic Potential 22: Electrochemical Equilibria 23: Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution 24: Intermolecular Interactions 25: Phase Transitions 26: Cooperativity: The Hexlix-Coil, Isling & Landau Models 27: Adsorption, Binding & Catalysis 28: Multi-site & Cooperative Ligand Binding 29: Bio & Nano Machines 30: Water 31: Water as a Solvent 32: Polymer Solutions 33: Polymer Elasticity & Collapse 34: Polymers Resist Confinement & Deformation Appendices