Biophysical Chemistry covers the physical chemistry of biological macromolecules and the experimental techniques used to study them. Topics covered include : an introduction to biological molecules ; spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and hydrodynamics of macromolecules ; a " bluffer's guide " to molecular thermodynamics ; biomolecular kinetics ; chromatography and electrophoresis ; and single-molecule methods. The easily digestible, pragmatic approach captures the reader with the fascinating challenges the subject poses for theoretical and experimental scientists. This book will be ideal for early undergraduates studying chemical or physical sciences and will act as a basis for more advanced study. Students in other areas of biological sciences will appreciate the less intimidating approach to physical - chemistry as demonstrated here.