Introduction to Steady-State Systems

  • Terrell L. Hill
Part of the Springer Series in Molecular and Cell Biology book series (SSMOL)


In the first two chapters we have discussed certain topics that are fundamental for equilibrium systems, especially binding. In this chapter we introduce simple steady-state systems. Chapters 4 and 5 will continue with somewhat more complicated equilibrium and steady-state systems, but without explicit introduction of interaction free energies. Then, in Parts II and III, we turn to the main theme of the book: systems of both classes comprised of subsystems that interact with each other, with the interactions treated explicitly.


Thermodynamic Force Transition Pair Free Energy Profile Kinetic Diagram Interaction Free Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terrell L. Hill
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  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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