quantitative understanding of biosystems an introduction to biophysics

Download Book Quantitative Understanding Of Biosystems An Introduction To Biophysics in PDF format. You can Read Online Quantitative Understanding Of Biosystems An Introduction To Biophysics here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Quantitative Understanding Of Biosystems

Author : Thomas M. Nordlund
ISBN : 9781420089738
Genre : Science
File Size : 84. 53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 841
Read : 567

Download Now

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with light. Providing broad coverage of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, this color text features: Mathematical and computational tools—graphing, calculus, simple differential equations, diagrammatic analysis, and visualization tools Randomness, variation, statistical mechanics, distributions, and spectra The biological micro- and nanoworld—structures, processes, and the physical laws Quantum effects—photosynthesis, UV damage, electron and energy transfer, and spectroscopic characterization of biological structures Through its active learning approach, the text encourages practical comprehension of the behavior of biosystems, rather than knowledge of the latest research. The author includes graph- and diagram-centered physics and mathematics, simple software, frequent checks of understanding, and a repetition of important ideas at higher levels or from different points of view. After completing this book, students will gain significant computational and project experience and become competent at quantitatively characterizing biosystems. CD-ROM Resource The accompanying CD contains multimedia learning tools, such as video clips and animations, that illustrate intrinsically dynamic processes. For students inexperienced in the application of mathematics and physical principles to naturally occurring phenomena, this multimedia component emphasizes what is most obvious about biological systems: living things move. Students can also manipulate and re-program the included Excel graphs.

Quantitative Understanding Of Biosystems

Author : Thomas M. Nordlund
ISBN : 9781351801171
Genre : Science
File Size : 51. 64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 356
Read : 569

Download Now

Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job... this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student." ―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text ... will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters through quantitative examples―a modern way of learning biophysics." ―American Journal of Physics "A superb pedagogical textbook... Full-color illustrations aid students in their understanding" ―Midwest Book Review This new edition provides a complete update to the most accessible yet thorough introduction to the physical and quantitative aspects of biological systems and processes involving macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells. It includes two brand new chapters covering experimental techniques, especially atomic force microscopy, complementing the updated coverage of mathematical and computational tools. The authors have also incorporated additions to the multimedia component of video clips and animations, as well as interactive diagrams and graphs. Thomas Nordlund is professor emeritus in the Department of Physics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and has been studying biomolecular dynamics for over thirty years. Peter M. Hoffmann is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he founded the biomedical physics program. He has been involved in soft matter and biophysics research for twenty-five years, and earned his PhD in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Biomolecular Thermodynamics

Author : Douglas Barrick
ISBN : 9781315363028
Genre : Medical
File Size : 35. 2 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 547
Read : 1195

Download Now

"an impressive text that addresses a glaring gap in the teaching of physical chemistry, being specifically focused on biologically-relevant systems along with a practical focus.... the ample problems and tutorials throughout are much appreciated." –Tobin R. Sosnick, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago "Presents both the concepts and equations associated with statistical thermodynamics in a unique way that is at visual, intuitive, and rigorous. This approach will greatly benefit students at all levels." –Vijay S. Pande, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University "a masterful tour de force.... Barrick's rigor and scholarship come through in every chapter." –Rohit V. Pappu, Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis This book provides a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to developing a quantitative understanding of how biological macromolecules behave using classical and statistical thermodynamics. The author focuses on practical skills needed to apply the underlying equations in real life examples. The text develops mechanistic models, showing how they connect to thermodynamic observables, presenting simulations of thermodynamic behavior, and analyzing experimental data. The reader is presented with plenty of exercises and problems to facilitate hands-on learning through mathematical simulation. Douglas E. Barrick is a professor in the Department of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in biophysics and structural biology from the University of Oregon.

Mathematical Modelling Of Biosystems

Author : Rubem P. Mondaini
ISBN : 3540767843
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 40. 72 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 904
Read : 890

Download Now

This volume is an interdisciplinary book which introduces, in a very readable way, state-of-the-art research in the fundamental topics of mathematical modelling of Biosystems. In short, the book offers an overview of mathematical and computational modelling of biosystems including biological phenomena in general. There is also a special introduction to Protein Physics which aims to explain the all-or-none first order phase transitions from native to denatured states.

Introduction To Biological Physics For The Health And Life Sciences

Author : Kirsten Franklin
ISBN : 0470711396
Genre : Science
File Size : 82. 16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 822
Read : 546

Download Now

This book aims to demystify fundamental biophysics for students in the health and biosciences required to study physics and to understand the mechanistic behaviour of biosystems. The text is well supplemented by worked conceptual examples that will constitute the main source for the students, while combining conceptual examples and practice problems with more quantitative examples and recent technological advances.


Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015026564537
Genre : Biophysics
File Size : 47. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 461
Read : 1074

Download Now

Towards A Semiotic Biology

Author : Claus Emmeche
ISBN : 9781848166875
Genre : Science
File Size : 70. 73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 353
Read : 947

Download Now

This book presents programmatic texts on biosemiotics, written collectively by world leading scholars in the field (Deacon, Emmeche, Favareau, Hoffmeyer, Kull, Markoš, Pattee, Stjernfelt). In addition, the book includes chapters which focus closely on semiotic case studies (Bruni, Kotov, Maran, Neuman, Turovski). According to the central thesis of biosemiotics, sign processes characterise all living systems and the very nature of life, and their diverse phenomena can be best explained via the dynamics and typology of sign relations. The authors are therefore presenting a deeper view on biological evolution, intentionality of organisms, the role of communication in the living world and the nature of sign systems - all topics which are described in this volume. This has important consequences on the methodology and epistemology of biology and study of life phenomena in general, which the authors aim to help the reader better understand.

Space Life Sciences

Author : COSPAR.
ISBN : UOM:39015063166758
Genre : Closed ecological systems (Space environment)
File Size : 79. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 850
Read : 791

Download Now

Microscopy Analysis

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015058325484
Genre : Microscopy
File Size : 26. 64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 284
Read : 714

Download Now

New Technical Books

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015036923079
Genre : Engineering
File Size : 61. 9 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 802
Read : 519

Download Now

Top Download:

Best Books