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Volʹkenshteĭn, M. V. (Mikhail Vladimirovich) 1912-1992

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Works: 114 works in 368 publications in 6 languages and 4,235 library holdings
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn
Molecules and life; an introduction to molecular biology by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 Physics and Biology.- Physics and Life.- Molecular Physics.- Molecular Biophysics.- Thermodynamics and Biology.- Information Theory.- 2 Cells, Viruses, and Heredity.- The Living Cell.- Cell Division.- Viruses and Bacteriophages.- Basic Laws of Genetics.- Mutations and Mutability.- Genetics of Bacteria and Phages.- 3 Biological Molecules.- Amino Acids and Proteins.- Asymmetry of Biological Molecules.- Primary Structure of Proteins.- Nucleic Acids.- Some Biochemical Processes in the Cell.- 4 Physics of Macromolecules.- Physical Properties of Macromolecules.- Rotational-Isomeric Theory of Macro
Molecular biophysics by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular Biophysics presents the fundamental principles of biophysics and their application to the study of the physical properties of biological macromolecules. The merger of biology and physics involves the development of sophisticated instrumentation and the molecular approach to the study of life phenomena. This book is composed of nine chapters and begins with an overview of the thermodynamical aspects and chemical foundations of biophysics. These topics are followed by the physical aspects of macromolecules, with a particular emphasis on the biological functions, conformation, and h
Physics and biology by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics and Biology demonstrates the unlimited possibilities of physics in explaining a variety of biological phenomena. It explores developments in biophysics and the most general problems of biological thermodynamics, information theory, and the physical theory of biological development and how they are all connected with the biophysics of complicated systems. Organized into 13 chapters, this volume begins with a historical overview of biophysics, with emphasis on molecular biophysics, followed by a discussion of the biophysics of the cell and of complicated systems. It then introduces
Entropy and information by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This treasure of popular science by the Russian biophysicist Mikhail V. Volkenstein is at last, more than twenty years after its appearance in Russian, available in English translation. As its title Entropy and Information suggests, the book deals with the thermodynamical concept of entropy and its interpretation in terms of information theory. The author shows how entropy is not to be considered a mere shadow of the central physical concept of energy, but more appropriately as a leading player in all of the major natural processes: physical, chemical, biological, evolutionary, and even cultural. The theory of entropy is thoroughly developed from its beginnings in the foundational work of Sadi Carnot and Clausius in the context of heat engines, including expositions of much of the necessary physics and mathematics, and illustrations from everyday life of the importance of entropy."--Back cover
Configurational statistics of polymeric chains by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

20 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enzyme physics by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book treats a new, far-from-fully-developed area of molecular biophysics-enzyme physics. An attempt is made to survey this field, but primary consideration is given tothreeprob­ lems under investigation in the Polymer Structure Labaratory of the Institue of High-Molecular Compounds, Academy of Seiences ofthe USSR. The first problern is the genetic coding of the biologically fun.ctional structure of proteins. Its solution is based on physical theories of hydrophobic interactions. The second problern is the conformational properties of pro­ teins as the factor governing enzyme activity. The most direct methods for experimental investigation of questions in this area are optical, principally those involving natural and magnetic rota­ tion of the plane of polarization. A substantial portion of the book concerns optical activity; the Faraday effect is discussed in an appendix. The third problern is the manifestation of the cooperative properties of enzymes in the kinetics of enzymatic reactions and the solution of complex kinetic problems. This problern is espe­ cially pressing in connection with research on allosteric enzymes, which are responsible for feedback in metabolic processes. An appendix describes a new method for solving kinetic problems, based on the theory of graphs. This volume extends and details certain of the ideas ex­ pressed in my previous book, Molecules and Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biophysics, which was published in this series in 1965
General biophysics by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Biophysics, Volume I deals with the theoretical physics underlying biological phenomena and presents some pertinent experimental results. It explores the molecular foundations of biophysics, the thermodynamics of nonequilibrium systems and membrane transport, nerve impulses, and mechanochemical processes. Comprised of five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of molecular biophysics and the concept of molecular recognition, followed by a discussion of the interaction between antibodies and antigens, the primary processes that determine odor reception, and the importance of int
Physical approaches to biological evolution by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a lucid account of physical and mathematical approaches to the fundamental problems of evolutionary biology. The first part treats the interrelations of physics and biology, criticizing in particular the so-called anti-reductionist school. Ideas such as gradualism and punctualism in evolution are described and analysed. The second part is devoted to the molecular foundations of evolution: structure and dynamics of proteins, molecular drive, noncoding DNA. Finally, the problems of evolutionary biology are treated on the basis of synergetics and information theory. In the 1930s Darwin's theory of evolution was united with population genetics. The present book is the first attempt to unify this longstanding framework with our modern knowledge of molecular biology
Struktur und physikalische Eigenschaften der Moleküle by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biophysics by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropie und Information by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optische Eigenschaften und Struktur der Fermente by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General biophysics by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Biophysics, Volume II studies biological phenomena at the supramolecular and cellular levels of structure. The book considers biological phenomena on the basis of general physical principles. The text presents topics on bioenergetic processes; structure and properties of mitochondria; photo-biological processes; nonlinear dynamic processes; and physical interpretation of the most general problems of biology. Graduate and postgraduate students in the field of physical and life sciences will find this book very useful
Perekrestki nauki by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in Russian and Polish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolebanii︠a︡ molekul by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1972 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropy and Information by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moleküle und Leben Einf. in d. Molekularbiophysik by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropy and information by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book ""Entropy and Information"" deals with the thermodynamical concept of entropy and its relationship to information theory. It is successful in explaining the universality of the term ""Entropy"" not only as a physical phenomenon, but reveals its existence also in other domains. E.g., Volkenstein discusses the ""meaning"" of entropy in a biological context and shows how entropy is related to artistic activities. Written by the renowned Russian bio-physicist Mikhail V. Volkenstein, this book on ""Entropy and Information"" surely serves as a timely introduction to understand entropy from a thermodynamic perspective and is definitely an inspiring and thought-provoking book that should be read by every physicist, information-theorist, biologist, and even artist."
Konfigurat︠s︡ionnai︠a︡ statistika polimernykh t︠s︡epeĭ by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Russian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stroenie i fizicheskie svoĭstva molekul by M. V Volʹkenshteĭn( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in Russian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Michail Wladimirowitsch Wolkenstein russischer Biophysiker

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