Biophysics: A Physiological Approach (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 19, 2012 - Science
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Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide range of biophysical topics covered include energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics and system dynamics and stability. Enabling students to understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology, equations are presented in the context of their application, rather than derivation. They are each directed toward the understanding of a biological principle, with a particular emphasis on human biology. Supplementary resources, including a range of test questions, are available at www.cambridge.org/9781107001442.
  

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Contents

Molecular contacts
21
Diffusion and directed transport
50
Energy production
80
Force and movement
97
Load bearing
123
Fluid and airflow
144
surface tension and membrane structural properties
169
10
182
Membrane electrical properties
199
Agonist activation and analysis
230
4
236
6
242
Stabil
250
2
257
uding remarks
286
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Patrick F. Dillon is Professor in the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University. He has taught physiology for more than 30 years, ranging from high school to medical school level. He was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award from Michigan State University in recognition of his teaching achievements.