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Author:NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Laboratory
Description: A starting point for those interested in molecular modeling, one of the fastest growing fields in science, from building and visualizing molecules to performing complex calculations on molecular systems. Using molecular modeling scientists will be better able to design new and more potent drugs against diseases such as Cancer, AIDS, and Arthritis. Short movies show the mathematics in molecular modeling, e.g.: 1) fullerene molecule; bond angle formed by 3 consecutive carbon atoms in a benzene ring; dihedral angle shown for the hexane molecule; equation E=kT where k is the slope of the line; relationship between coulombic energy and distance; torsion bond energy of a molecule modeled by a periodic function; ammonia molecule showing symmetry. See also K12 Activities.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Equations, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Chemistry

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