Bioenergetics

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 24, 1995 - Medical - 270 pages
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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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Contents

Outline of thermodynamic theory
8
Conceptsr definitions and state properties
16
Conservation of energy the first law
75
Increase of entropy the second law
138
Thermodynamic equilibrium
163
Thermodynamic nonequilibrium
191
Expenditure of exergy exergy balance
222
Appendix A Symbols
251
Selected state properties
257
Index
263
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