Basic Biophysics for Biology
Basic Biophysics for Biology presents the fundamental physical and chemical principles required to understand much of modern biology. The author has made extensive use of illustrations rather than a mathematical approach to establish connections between macroscopic-world models and submicroscopic phenomena. Topics covered include the nucleus, atomic and molecular structure, the principles of thermodynamics, free energy, catalysis, diffusion, and heat flow. Students and professionals in general biology, physiology, genetics, and radiation biology will appreciate this carefully prepared, non-mathematical volume.
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THE USE OF MODELS IN SCIENCE
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION A GENERAL
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION A WAVE
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