Physics of Biological Systems: From Molecules to Species

Physics of Biological Systems: From Molecules to Species

by Henrik Flyvbjerg
     
 

This book contains pedagogical introductions to a selection of the most exciting subjects in current biological physics: sorting DNA on a microchip: a first step towards miniature laboratories on a chip; modeling protein folding, structure, and motion; physics of organelles: mechanical characteristics of molecular motors; dynamics of microtubules;

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This book contains pedagogical introductions to a selection of the most exciting subjects in current biological physics: sorting DNA on a microchip: a first step towards miniature laboratories on a chip; modeling protein folding, structure, and motion; physics of organelles: mechanical characteristics of molecular motors; dynamics of microtubules; shapes of membranes, vesicles and cells; a physicist's view of brains and neurons; statistics of sensory signal processing; evolutionary biology of molecules; pattern forming bacterial colonies; model ecologies with Darwinian co-evolution. The book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in physics, biology and mathematical modeling who have no prior knowledge of its

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"...an extraordinarily deep and superbly pedagogical background for physical research at all levels, from molecules to evolution...a truly inspiring contribution to the field." - Physics Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540624752
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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