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Biophysics An Introduction,9780471485384

Biophysics An Introduction

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/16/2002
Publisher(s): WILEY
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Summary

This is a concise balanced introductin to this subject. Written in an accessible and readable style, the book takes a fresh, modern approach with the author successfully combining key concepts and theory with relevant applications and examples drawn from the field as a whole. A carefully structured introduction to biophysics and medical physics Combines coverage of the basic concepts and ideas along with the more cutting edge developments Assumes little biological or medical knowledge Includes a supplementary website which will include animations, simulations, colour images, additional content, solutions and links to other sites

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Introduction.
2. Chemical Binding.
3. Energies, Forces and Bonds.
4. Rates of Reaction.
5. Transport Processes.
6. Some Techniques and Methods.
7. Biological Polymers.
8. Biological Membranes.
9. Biological Energy.
10. Movement of Organisms.
11. Excitable Membranes.
12. Nerve Signals.
13. Memory.
14. Control of Movement.
Appendix A: Elements of Quantum Mechanics.
Appendix B: The Hydrogen Atom.
Appendix C: Thermal Motion.
Appendix D: Probability Distributions.
Appendix E: Differential Equations.
Name Index.
Subject Index. 

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