Visualizing how changing a parameter affects a result can be useful for honing one’s intuition. Below are simple programs that plot an observable and allow the user to change the input parameters using GUI sliders. Executables (Mac OS X) for the helixcoil zipper model, the Shottky 2state model and the GibbsHelmholz equation are provided and discussed below.
Helixcoil zipper model This is a simple demonstration of the ZimmBragg zipper model that allows you to see the effect of varying the “s”, “sigma” and number of residues. For more information consult Cantor and Shimmel Vol 3 Chapter 20. 2state Shottky model GibbsHelmholtz Equation
