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Bioenergetics and Linear Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

The Steady State

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ISBN 9780674732063

Publication Date: 05/09/1983

435 pages



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  • Preface
  • 1. General considerations
  • 2. Fundamentals of equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics
  • 3. Relationships between flows and forces: the Kedem-Katchalsky equations
  • 4. Effectiveness of energy conversion
  • 5. The diagram method
  • 6. Possible conditions for linearity and symmetry of coupled processes far from equilibrium
  • 7. Energetics of active transport: theory
  • 8. Energetics of active transport: experimental results
  • 9. Kinetics of isotope flows: background and theory
  • 10. Kinetics of isotope flows: mechanisms of isotope interaction
  • 11. Kinetics of isotope flows: tests and applications of thermodynamic formulation
  • 12. Muscular contraction
  • 13. Energy coupling in mitochondria, chloroplasts, and halophilic bacteria
  • Afterword
  • List of symbols
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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