Physics of Biological Systems: From Molecules to Species

Physics of Biological Systems: From Molecules to Species

Hardcover(New Edition)



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

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)

Table of Contents

From the contents: Indroduction: Physics - and the Physics of Biological Systems.- DNA.- Proteins.- Motors, Membranes, Microtubules.- Neurons, Brains, and Sensory Signal Processing. Evolution, Micro- and Macro-Scale.

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