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Publisher Comments:

Learn biophysics without overexerting yourself

Biophysics DeMYSTiFied offers easy-to-understand coverage of this relatively new science. The book provides an introduction to the topic, then moves on to cover biophysical tools and techniques, sub-cellular biophysics, and cellular and anatomical biophysics. Detailed examples, clear illustrations, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

Biophysics DeMYSTiFied:

  • Explores the physics of living cells, DNA, proteins, and cell membranes
  • Explains how energy and molecular forces control the functioning of living systems
  • Uses statistical mechanics to calculate the probability of biologically significant events
  • Demonstrates how x-ray diffraction was used to discover that DNA is a double helix
  • Discusses bloodless surgery and the gamma knife
  • Forecasts the future of cutting-edge medical imaging

Hard stuff made easy

Introduction and Background; Energy and Life; Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics; Cell Physiology; Biophysical Tools and Techniques; X-Ray Crystallography; Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Absorption and Scanning Absorption Spectroscopy; Florescence; Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Ultracentrifugation, Electrophoresis, and other Hydrodynamic Techniques; Simulation, Monte Carlo and other Computational Techniques; Atomic Force Microscopy, Optical Tweezers, and other techniques; Sub-Cellular Biophysics; Forces Affecting Biological Molecules and Structures; Protein Biophysics; Lipids and Membrane Biophysics; DNA and Molecular Biophysics; Binding Interactions, Enzyme Catalysis and Kinetics; Cellular and Anatomical Biophysics; Molecular Motors and Cell Motility; Excitable Tissues; Biomechanics; Imaging and Medical Biophysics

About the Author

Daniel Goldfarb has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Virginia. He has done post-doctoral biophysics research, taught chemistry at Rutgers University, and written for the Biophysical Journal. Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently applies his background in physics and math to designing and developing sophisticated analytical software for large investment companies in the financial industry.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Background; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Energy and Life; Chapter 3. Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics; Chapter 4. Cell Physiology; Part 2: Biophysical Tools and Techniques; Chapter 5. X-Ray Crystallography; Chapter 6. Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy; Chapter 7. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Chapter 8. Absorption and Scanning Absorption Spectroscopy; Chapter 9. Florescence; Chapter 10. Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Chapter 11. Ultracentrifugation, Electrophoresis, and other Hydrodynamic Techniques; Chapter 12. Simulation, Monte Carlo and other Computational Techniques; Chapter 13. Atomic Force Microscopy, Optical Tweezers, and other techniques; Part 3: Sub-Cellular Biophysics; Chapter 14. Forces Affecting Biological Molecules and Structures; Chapter 15. Protein Biophysics; Chapter 16. Lipids and Membrane Biophysics; Chapter 17. DNA and Molecular Biophysics; Chapter 18. Binding Interactions, Enzyme Catalysis and Kinetics; Part 4: Cellular and Anatomical Biophysics; Chapter 19. Molecular Motors and Cell Motility; Chapter 20. Excitable Tissues; Chapter 21. Biomechanics; Chapter 22. Imaging and Medical Biophysics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071633659
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Biophysics
Author:
Goldfarb, David
Author:
Goldfarb, Daniel
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biophysics
Subject:
Biophysics
Subject:
Biophysics, Demystified, book, guide, how to, Introduction, Energy, Life, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, Cell, Physiology, Biophysical, Tools, Techniques, X-Ray, Crystallography, Scanning, Transmission, Electron, Microscopy, Nuclear, Mag
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Biophysics, Demystified, book, guide, how to, Introduction, Energy, Life, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, Cell, Physiology, Biophysical, Tools, Techniques, X-Ray, Crystallography, Scanning, Transmission, Electron, Microscopy, Nuclear, Mag
Subject:
Biophysics, Demystified, book, guide, how to, Introduction, Energy, Life, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, Cell, Physiology, Biophysical, Tools, Techniques, X-Ray, Crystallography, Scanning, Transmission, Electron, Microscopy, Nuclear, Mag
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400

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