Bioenergetics is the name given to the collection of disciplines within biochemistry and physiology that aims at a description and understanding of the function of living systems. These functions include the exchange, metabolism, and accumulation of matter as well as their related energy transformations. The authors present an accessible textbook providing the reader with the fundamental principles of the subject and how these can be applied to practical problems.
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Outline of thermodynamic theory
Conceptsr definitions and state properties
Conservation of energy the first law
Increase of entropy the second law
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