Professor Emeritus of Biophysics,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011

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  • B.S. in Chemistry, 1954, University of California, Berkeley
  • Graduate studies, 1954-55, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1959, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Research Topics

  • Theory of molecular optical properties
  • Conformation of biological macromolecules
  • Mathematics of atoms and molecules

    Accounts, Synopses, Publications

  • Theory of optical activity
  • A mathematical diversion on spherical harmonic functions
  • Demonstration of optical rotatory dispersion in quartz
  • Publications
  • Publications by Jon Applequist's associates

    On-line Research Aids

  • Tensors in a Nutshell. (8 pages, PostScript file) A summary of notation and properties of Cartesian tensors of general rank. (Click here if you prefer a pdf file.)
  • Solutions to exercises in "Tensors in a Nutshell".
  • Fortran subroutine library. A directory containing many of the Fortran subroutines that have been written for use in the Applequist research group. They are mostly intended for use with the f77 compiler running under DEC Ultrix.
  • CaPPS program package. A package of Fortran programs for Calculated Peptide and Protein Spectra.
  • SSH.m A Mathematica package for generating formulas and graphics of surface spherical harmonic functions.

    Other On-line Utilities

  • Sequential elimination voting. A set of fortran programs for tallying votes by the sequential elimination method.

    Last modified April 30, 2013