Tips on good Biophysics texts
roth at husc7.harvard.edu
Thu Feb 3 10:06:21 EST 1994
In article <01H8EWP8VMOA001VLE at BEACH.UTMB.EDU> JPIPER at BEACH.UTMB.EDU (John Piper) writes:
> Is there anyone out there that could possibly recommend one (or a few)
>good textbooks on Biophysics ? I am especially interested in anything on the
>physics of optical spectroscopy (UV-VIS and CD), X-ray diffraction, NMR, etc.
>I am currently enrolled in a course entitled "Biophysics of Macromolecules" and
>the consensus among the class is that our required text does not contain much
>information pertinent to the lecture material. There must be some textbook
>which contains the information we are looking for in a more "user friendly"
>format. Thanks in advance for your help.
> John Piper
> Graduate Student
> University of Texas Medical Branch
> Galveston, TX 77551
In my experience, the standard against which intro biophysics
texts are measured in the above subjects is Cantor and Schimmel's
Biophysical Chemistry Vol. 1-3, W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1980:
Vol 1 The Conformation of Biological Macromolecules
Vol 2 Techniques for the Study of Biological Structure and Function
Vol 3 The Behavior of Biological Macromolecules
While a occasionally out of date (I would buy a new edition in a
second), I haven't seen better introductory treatments of the concepts
elsewhere. If anyone else has, please let me know.
(Graduate Student, Harvard Biophysics Program)
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