Modeling, is one of the fastest growing fields in science. It may vary from building
and visualizing simple molecules (in 3-Dimensions) to performing complex computer
simulations on large protein molecules. Using various molecular modeling software,
one can visualize, rotate, manipulate, and optimize models on a computer display.
Although some calculations can be performed in a few seconds other calculations
on molecules, using even the largest computers, can take weeks or months to complete.
package shown below is called Mage --the image shown is that of C-60, also known
as a Buckyball or fullerene molecule. We will discuss more about this molecule
in another section (See Carbon 3 ways) .
software package Mage allows the user to visualize and rotate the molecule in
3-D. It also has tools that allow the user to measure distances and angles.
rotate object hold left mouse button down and slide cursor arrow over object|
the next page is a picture of a protein molecule surrounded by water molecules....
to Part 2...