Physics in Biology and Medicine

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Academic Press, 2008 - 328 pagine
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Physics for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields.

This concise introductory paperback surveys and relates basic physics to living systems. It discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques.

Applicable courses are biophysics and applied physics.

- Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems
- Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology
- Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics
 

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Indice

Chapter 1 Static Forces
1
Chapter 2 Friction
23
Chapter 3 Translational Motion
30
Chapter 4 Angular Motion
45
Chapter 5 Elasticity and Strength of Materials
61
Chapter 6 Insect Flight
73
Chapter 7 Fluids
82
Chapter 8 The Motion of Fluids
101
Chapter 13 Electricity
180
Chapter 14 Electrical Technology
200
Chapter 15 Optics
214
Chapter 16 Atomic Physics
239
Chapter 17 Nuclear Physics
256
Appendix A Basic Concepts in Mechanics
272
Appendix B Review of Electricity
287
Appendix C Review of Optics
293

Chapter 9 Heat and Kinetic Theory
116
Chapter 10 Thermodynamics
135
Chapter 11 Heat and Life
145
Chapter 12 Waves and Sound
162
Bibliography
302
Answers to Numerical Exercises
310
Index
314
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Informazioni sull'autore (2008)

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.

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