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“Few iOS apps are as thoughtfully designed as Molecules, and even fewer combine superb visuals with clear writing that encourages exploration.”
“Molecules uses its predecessor as a springboard to further greatness.”
A book about molecules, and a chance to touch, stretch and twist them!
Molecules by Theodore Gray is the extraordinary sequel to The Elements, the bestselling book and app. It continues the story of the elements to show how they are assembled into the rich diversity of compounds, chemicals, molecules, rocks, and stuff that make up our world.
The app includes an important world first: a touch-interactive molecular dynamics simulation that lets you poke and prod hundreds of different molecules, seeing how each one reacts to your touch. Molecules are not static things – they twist, turn, vibrate, and spin in an elaborate and beautiful dance of quantum mechanics.
The app incorporates the NAMD simulation engine developed by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois. These are serious, scientifically accurate simulations. A few minutes playing with them will give you a deeper intuition about the true nature of molecules than years of study on paper. And while they are serious science, they are also a whole lot of fun to play with!
In addition to the amazing wiggling molecules, the app contains the entire book of Molecules, with all the objects interactively rotatable so you can see them from all sides. Going further than The Elements, the app includes dozens of innovative and intriguing “still life videos” that reveal the true nature of substances through close-up interactive video.
• Try out the first ever touchscreen-interactive molecular dynamics
• Bend, squeeze and shape 348 different molecules using multiple fingers
• Increase or decrease the temperature and see how molecules react
• Read the full text of all 14 chapters of Molecules by Theodore Gray
• Understand the movements of molecules in a special chapter for the app
• See over 500 videos and rotations of incredible objects photographed by Nick Mann
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The applications Molecules by Theodore Gray was published in the category Education on 2014-11-06 and was developed by Touch Press Inc. The file size is 758.12 MB. The current version is 1.2.0 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.
Bug fixes and improvements.
Honestly, it feels like the dev copy/pasted info from Wikipedia, put it in an app with a cool color scheme and overpriced it shamelessly. It's essentially a trivia app full of info you could get elsewhere but priced as though it were a professional/educational tool.
This is a sample from the book discussing the molecule coniine, the poison in hemlock: "...This poison was famously used to carry out the death sentence against Socrates 2,400 years ago. He was convicted of failing to properly acknowledge the official gods, and as is often the case, the science of the herbalist was called on to carry out the dirty work of the priests and politicians, whose native power is limited to empty words." <-- A very GOOD point indeed. The whole book is peppered with this sort of wit, so not only do you get an incredible addition to Gray's interactive table of the elements, with it's accurate simulations of the vibrations of molecules in femto-second intervals, but you get some much needed scientific critique of American society's backwards, demon-haunted worldview.
Wonderful! Accessible and educational while also very interesting. Well done!
Absolutely fantastic app. The book is well written, and the interactive simulations are fantastic. I love how they are integrated with the book. I use NAMD (which is actually running the simulations) for my research. Being able to interact with these molecules on through the touch screen is incredible. The app has style. It's fast, intuitive, and altogether awesome. A hell of a lot of work went into this app and it shows. Highly recommended for all.
This app looks amazing and very interesting that I will make this review! This app is very super, that this is the best of luck. Better then the elements! Lovely chapters! Add 15 more chapters! That is just the best app I've ever played with! Please make molecules in action! That app is the best!!!! Do not add more languages! That app was super fun and is not bad! Best app!
Need more languages
I DO LOVE THE STORY “MOLECULES” TELLS AND THE GRAPHICS ARE VERY NICE INDEED. THERE ARE TWO MAJOR PROBLEMS I SAW WITH THE APP. ONE IS THAT THERE ARE SOME MOLECULES THAT ARE TOTALLY WRONG IN HIS LIBRARY. TETRAHEDRANE, THE CHLOROPHYLLS, CYANOCOBALAMIN AND POSSIBLY OTHERS HAVE INCORRECT MOLECULAR STRUCTURES. IT IS NOT CLEAR HOW THEY WERE GENERATED BUT THEY CERTAINLY WEREN’T EDITED BY A CHEMIST. I AM CONCERNED THAT SINCE THESE OBVIOUS ERRORS WERE NEVER EDITED AND FIXED THAT THERE MAY BE MORE IN THE FILES OF MOLECULES THAT HAVE INCORRECT MOLECULAR STRUCTURES. THE SECOND CRITICISM I HAVE IS THAT THE INORGANIC MATERIALS ARE REPRESENTED AS A SET OF ATOMS IN THE EMPIRICAL FORMULA IN SOMETIMES A RANDOM ORDER AND NOT THE SOLID STATE STRUCTURES (FROM THE X-RAY STRUCTURES) WHICH CAN BE SHOWN QUITE NICELY IN THREE DIMENSIONS. IF THESE ITEMS WERE FIXED I WOULD CHANGE MY REVIEW TO 5 STARS.
Most molecules apps I’ve seen don’t make things nearly this digestible or as fun. They usually have cold/dead models of molecules, but the interactive, living, dynamic models this provides completely changed how I viewed molecular structure and made it so much more fun and interesting.
This app is amazing! If you want this app for the interactions, don't get it. The book, on the other hand, is amazing! It is very informative and interesting. I'm not sure I would pay $14.99 for it, but I got the sale price of $2.99. Sooo worth it!
Good program, but needs to Arabic language and to support the Middle East this good and important information
Overall great but crashes every time I touch an image of a molecule to show wiggling mode
Just thought I'd mention, under chapter 13: the most horrible very bad inorganic compound ever. There are a few repeated paragraphs. Anyway, thanks.
Before the purchase I hesitated for a long period because of the price, but the contents are really excellent.
All the content of the book, with interactive moving molecular models. A real tour de force of interactive media.
Previously bought Theodore Gray's book "The Elements" which was very good but this app trumps it. I wish i had an app like this going through school and university not just for chemistry but every subject.