ISBN-10:
0123865131
ISBN-13:
9780123865137
Pub. Date:
12/15/2012
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Physics in Biology and Medicine / Edition 4

Physics in Biology and Medicine / Edition 4

by Paul Davidovits
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Overview

Paul Davidovits, Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, was co-awarded the prestigious R.W. Wood prize from the Optical Society of America for his seminal work in optics. His contribution was foundational in the field of confocal microscopy, which allows engineers and biologists to produce optical sections through 3D objects such as semiconductor circuits, living tissues, or a single cell. Dr. Davidovits earned his doctorate, masters, and undergraduate degrees from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at Boston College, he was a faculty member at Yale University. He has published more than 150 papers in physical chemistry and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for Advancement of Science. The second edition of Physics in Biology and Medicine received the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the Discipline of the Natural Sciences.

A PERFECT FIT TO COURSES IN PHYSICS AND BIOPHYSICS

Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing, and other applied health fields. The text provides clear descriptions of medical devices and techniques such as MRI, CAT scan, and cochlear implant.

Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition is a concise introductory paperback that surveys and relates basic physics to living systems. It discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and shows how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical and engineering analysis techniques.

  • Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems
  • Presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology
  • Includes many figures, examples, illustrative problems, and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics
  • An Instructor Solutions Manual is available at textbooks.elsevier.com
  • Updated to include current research topics, including nanoscience, basal metabolism, laser imaging, and atomic force microscopy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123865137
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Series: Complementary Science Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Davidovits, Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, was co-awarded the prestigious R.W. Wood prize from the Optical Society of America for his seminal work in optics. His contribution was foundational in the field of confocal microscopy, which allows engineers and biologists to produce optical sections through 3D objects such as semiconductor circuits, living tissues, or a single cell. He has published more than 150 papers in physical chemistry and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for Advancement of Science. The second edition of Physics in Biology and Medicine received the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the Discipline of the Natural Sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Static Forces 2. Friction 3. Translational Motion 4. Angular Motion 5. Elasticity and Strength of Materials 6. Insect Flight 7. Fluids 8. The Motion of Fluids 9. Heat and Kinetic Theory 10. Thermodynamics 11. Heat and Life 12. Waves and Sound 13. Electricity 14. Electrical Technology 15. Optics 16. Atomic Physics 17. Nuclear Physics 18. Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine

Appendix A. Basic Concepts in Mechanics B. Review of Electricity C. Review of Optics

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