Modeling Chemical Systems Using Cellular Automata

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Lemont B. Kier
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Modeling Nature: The System. States of the System. Models in Chemistry.-
Cellular Automata: What are Cellular Automata. The Grid and the Cells. The Rules. Running a Simulation. The Output. Putting it all Together. Applications.-
Water as a System: Experimental Design. The Movement Rules. The Attributes Recorded. Other Liquids. Applications.-
Solution Systems: The Rules. Applications.-
Dynamic Aqueous Systems: Oil-Water Demixing. Micelle Formation. Crystal Formation. Percolation.-
Water Surface Effects: Water-Surface Encounters. Chromatography. Membrane Permeability.-
First Order Chemical Kinetics: Exponential Decay. First Order Equilibrium. Series Reactions. Parallel Reactions. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Reaction Control.-
Second Order Chemical Kinetics: Second Order Models.-
Additional Applications in Chemical Kinetics: Enzyme Kinetics. Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium.-
Use of the CASim Program: The System and Program. Organization of the CA Program. Setting up a Simulation.-
Index.- CD Rom included.
Modeling Chemical Systems using Cellular Automata provides a practical introduction to an exciting modeling paradigm for complex systems. The book first discusses the nature of scientific inquiry using models and simulations, and then describes the nature of cellular automata models. It then gives detailed descriptions, with examples and exercises, of how cellular automata models can be used in the study of a wide variety chemical, physical, and biochemical phenomena. Topics covered include models of water itself, solution phenomena, solution interactions with stationary systems, first- and second-order kinetic phenomena, enzyme kinetics, vapor-liquid equilibrium, and atomic and molecular excited-state kinetics. The student experiences these systems through hands-on examples and guided studies.
This book is the first of its kind: a textbook and a laboratory manual about cellular automata modeling of common systems in chemistry. The book is designed to be used as a text in undergraduate courses dealing with complex systems and/or as a computational supplement to laboratory courses taught at the undergraduate level.

The book includes:

- Compact descriptions of a large variety of physical and chemical phenomena

- Illustrative examples of simulations, with exercises for further study

- An instructor's manual for use of the program

The book will be of great value in undergraduate courses in chemistry, physics, biology, applied mathematics, and bioinformatics, and as a supplement for laboratory courses in introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical engineering and other courses dealing with statistical and dynamic systems. It allows the exploration of a wide range of dynamic phenomena, many of which are not normally accessible within conventional laboratory settings due to limitations of time, cost, and experimental equipment.

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