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Mechanics, Energetics, Entropy and Kinetics of a Binary Mechanical Model System

  title={Mechanics, Energetics, Entropy and Kinetics of a Binary Mechanical Model System},
  author={Josh E. Baker},
  • J. Baker
  • Published 14 March 2022
  • Biology, Physics, Engineering
With the formal construction of a thermodynamic spring, I describe the mechanics, energetics, entropy, and kinetics of a binary mechanical model system. A protein that transitions between two metastable structural states behaves as a molecular switch, and an ensemble of molecular switches that displace compliant elements equilibrated with a system force constitutes a binary mechanical model system. In biological systems, many protein switches equilibrate with cellular forces, yet the… 

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