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Biophysics: A Physiological Approach

Biophysics: A Physiological Approach

by Patrick F. Dillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521172160

ISBN-13: 9780521172165

Pub. Date: 01/31/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide

Overview

Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide range of biophysical topics covered include energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics and system dynamics and stability. Enabling students to understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology, equations are presented in the context of their application, rather than derivation. They are each directed toward the understanding of a biological principle, with a particular emphasis on human biology. Supplementary resources, including a range of test questions, are available at www.cambridge.org/9781107001442.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521172165
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The energy around us; 2. Molecular contacts; 3. Diffusion and directed transport; 4. Energy production; 5. Force and movement; 6. Load bearing; 7. Fluid and air flow; 8. Biophysical interfaces: surface tension and membrane structural properties; 9. Membrane electrical properties; 10. Agonist activation and analysis; 11. Stability, complexity and non-linear systems; Concluding remarks; Index.

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