Originally developed for the author's course at Union College, this text is designed for life science students who need to understand the connections of fundamental physics to modern biology and medicine.
Author: Jay Newman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.
Physics for the Life Sciences, Third Edition, brings the beauty of physics to life. Physics represents an enormous body of knowledge and methodology, and almost all of it has a huge impact on understanding the life sciences.
Atomic physics is the physics of how wholeatoms behave, andis
largelyconcernedwith other atoms and fields. The sub-structure of the nucleus ...
Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences, Second
Edition. Franklin, Muir ...
Author: Kirsten Franklin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A thoroughly updated and extended new edition of this well-regarded introduction to the basic concepts of biological physics for students in the health and life sciences. Designed to provide a solid foundation in physics for students following health science courses, the text is divided into six sections: Mechanics, Solids and Fluids, Thermodynamics, Electricity and DC Circuits, Optics, and Radiation and Health. Filled with illustrative examples, Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences, Second Edition features a wealth of concepts, diagrams, ideas and challenges, carefully selected to reference the biomedical sciences. Resources within the text include interspersed problems, objectives to guide learning, and descriptions of key concepts and equations, as well as further practice problems. NEW CHAPTERS INCLUDE: Optical Instruments Advanced Geometric Optics Thermodynamic Processes Heat Engines and Entropy Thermodynamic Potentials This comprehensive text offers an important resource for health and life science majors with little background in mathematics or physics. It is also an excellent reference for anyone wishing to gain a broad background in the subject. Topics covered include: Kinematics Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion Energy Waves Sound and Hearing Elasticity Fluid Dynamics Temperature and the Zeroth Law Ideal Gases Phase and Temperature Change Water Vapour Thermodynamics and the Body Static Electricity Electric Force and Field Capacitance Direct Currents and DC Circuits The Eye and Vision Optical Instruments Atoms and Atomic Physics The Nucleus and Nuclear Physics Ionising Radiation Medical imaging Magnetism and MRI Instructor’s support material available through companion website, www.wiley.com/go/biological_physics
With numerous worked examples and exercises to test and enhance the readers understanding, this book can be used as a textbook for physics graduate students and as a supplementary text for a range of premedical, biomedical, and biophysics ...
This book is the result of a rather straightforward idea: to offer Life Sciences students a Physics for the Life Sciences course and a textbook that focuses on the applications and relevance of physics in the life sciences.
Author: Martin Zinke-Allmang
Physics for the Life Sciences reveals the beauty of physics while highlighting its essential role in the Life Sciences. This book is the result of a rather straightforward idea: to offer Life Sciences students a "Physics for the Life Sciences" course and a textbook that focuses on the applications and relevance of physics in the life sciences. Taking an algebra-based approach with a fresh layout, exciting art program, and extensive use of conceptual examples, Physics for the Life Sciences provides a concise approach to the basic physics concepts. Throughout the book, the author also justifies each topic and points to its interdisciplinary relevance through numerous applications and examples.
University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences utilizes six key features to help students learn the principle concepts of university physics: • A seamless blend of physics and physiology with interesting examples of physics in ...
Author: Philip R. Kesten
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Authors Philip R. Kesten and David L. Tauck take a fresh and innovative approach to the university physics (calculus-based) course. They combine their experience teaching physics (Kesten) and biology (Tauck) to create a text that engages students by using biological and medical applications and examples to illustrate key concepts. University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences teaches the fundamentals of introductory physics, while weaving in formative physiology, biomedical, and life science topics to help students connect physics to living systems. The authors help life science and pre-med students develop a deeper appreciation for why physics is important to their future work and daily lives. With its thorough coverage of concepts and problem-solving strategies, University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences can also be used as a novel approach to teaching physics to engineers and scientists or for a more rigorous approach to teaching the college physics (algebra-based) course. University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences utilizes six key features to help students learn the principle concepts of university physics: • A seamless blend of physics and physiology with interesting examples of physics in students’ lives, • A strong focus on developing problem-solving skills (Set Up, Solve, and Reflect problem-solving strategy), • Conceptual questions (Got the Concept) built into the flow of the text, • "Estimate It!" problems that allow students to practice important estimation skills • Special attention to common misconceptions that often plague students, and • Detailed artwork designed to promote visual learning Volume I: 1-4292-0493-1 Volume II: 1-4292-8982-1
This third edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields.
Author: Paul Davidovits
Publisher: Academic Press
Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition explores concepts in physics as they apply to living systems. The discussion is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing on the applications of physics to biology and medicine. The book describes biological systems and presents calculations of the forces exerted by muscles, as well as the maximum impact that can be sustained by a body without injury, the height from which a person can jump, the effect of an animals size on the speed at which it can run, and the circulation of blood in the body. Using the theory of fluids, the role of diffusion in the functioning of cells and the effect of surface tension on the growth of plants in soil are also analyzed. Using the principles of electricity, the conduction of impulses along the nervous system is investigated. Each section contains problems that explore and expand some of the concepts, and some of the techniques of physics and engineering are applied to the study of living systems. Moreover, the use of lasers in medical diagnostics and the applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine are considered. This book will be a valuable resource for students and professors of physics, biology, and medicine, as well as for applied health workers. Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body
Andrey R. Kolovsky Abstract Many-body physics of identical particles is
commonly believed to be a sovereign territory of ... (eds.), Emergent Complexity
from Nonlinearity, in Physics, Engineering and the Life Sciences, Springer
Proceedings in ...
Author: Giorgio Mantica
This book collects contributions to the XXIII international conference “Nonlinear dynamics of electronic systems”. Topics range from non-linearity in electronic circuits to synchronisation effects in complex networks to biological systems, neural dynamics and the complex organisation of the brain. Resting on a solid mathematical basis, these investigations address highly interdisciplinary problems in physics, engineering, biology and biochemistry.
The Spectrum Of This Volume Encompasses The Substantive Dimensions Of Vedic Medicine; Ayurveda, Unani And Siddha Systems; A Comparative Overview Of Them; Yoga; Folk-Medicine; Indian Medicine In The Colonial Period; An Appraisal Of Indian ...
Author: B. V. Subbarayappa
Publisher: Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Limited
The Spectrum Of This Volume Encompasses The Substantive Dimensions Of Vedic Medicine; Ayurveda, Unani And Siddha Systems; A Comparative Overview Of Them; Yoga; Folk-Medicine; Indian Medicine In The Colonial Period; An Appraisal Of Indian Pharmaceuticals; Traditional Knowledge Of Plants And Animals, Besides On Introductory Perspective On Traditional Medicine. In Its Twenty-Two Chapters Contributed By Experts In Their Fields, This Volume Endeavours To Present Authentic And Critical Insights Into The Nature And Structure As Well As The Expanse Of Medicine In India. It Has An Extensive Bibliography Of Over Eight Hundred Titles, Both Primary And Secondary, For Further Studies By Those Who Are Interested In Indian Medicine. This Volume Is Perhaps The First Of Its Type In Providing Under One Cover Practically A Complete Picture Of Medicine As Developed In India Right From The Vedic Times.
Contents: Introduction, The Conception, Fundamental Issues, Structural Setup, Objectives and Goals, Methods of Teaching, Teaching Aids, Systematic Learning, The Curriculum, Planning the Lessons, The Practicals, Assessment Process, Extra ...
Author: G.B. Lakshmi
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
Category: Life sciences
Contents: Introduction, The Conception, Fundamental Issues, Structural Setup, Objectives and Goals, Methods of Teaching, Teaching Aids, Systematic Learning, The Curriculum, Planning the Lessons, The Practicals, Assessment Process, Extra Curricular Programmes, Search for Talent, Teacher s Role.
The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics.
Author: Clas Blomberg
The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to processes in the cell to wider themes such as the brain, the origin of life and evolution. It also considers general questions of common interest such as reductionism, determinism and randomness, where the physics view often is misunderstood. The subtle balance between order and disorder is a repeated theme appearing in many contexts. There are descriptive parts which shall be sufficient for the comprehension of general ideas, and more detailed, formalistic parts for those who want to go deeper, and see the ideas expressed in terms of mathematical formulas. - Describes how physics is needed for understanding basic principles of biology - Discusses the delicate balance between order and disorder in living systems - Explores how physics play a role high biological functions, such as learning and thinking
Providing students with clear and practical advice on how best to organise experiments and collect data so as to make the subsequent analysis easier and their conclusions more robust, this text assumes no specialist knowledge.
Author: Graeme Ruxton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Experimental Design for the Life Sciences teaches the reader how to effectively design experiments to ensure today's students are equipped with the skills they need to be the researchers of tomorrow. With a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the book explains the essential elements of experimental design in clear, practical terms, so the reader can grasp and apply even the most challenging concepts, including power analysis andpseudoreplication. The inter-relatedness of experimental design, statistics, and ethical considerations is emphasised throughout the book and, above all, Experimental Design for the Life Sciencesdemonstrates how good experimental design relies on clear thinking and biological understanding, not mathematical or statistical complexity - putting it at the heart of any biosciences student's education.
The international conference on which the book is based brought together many of the world's leading experts, with particular effort on the interaction between established scientists and emerging young promising researchers, as well as on the interaction of pure and applied mathematics. All material has been rigorously refereed. The contributions contain much material developed after the conference, continuing research and incorporating additional new results and improvements. In addition, some up-to-date surveys are included.
In this book, physics in its many aspects (thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity, fluid dynamics) is the guiding light on a fascinating journey through biological systems, providing ideas, examples and stimulating reflections for ...
Author: Fabrizio Cleri
In this book, physics in its many aspects (thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity, fluid dynamics) is the guiding light on a fascinating journey through biological systems, providing ideas, examples and stimulating reflections for undergraduate physics, chemistry and life-science students, as well as for anyone interested in the frontiers between physics and biology. Rather than introducing a lot of new information, it encourages young students to use their recently acquired knowledge to start seeing the physics behind the biology. As an undergraduate textbook in introductory biophysics, it includes the necessary background and tools, including exercises and appendices, to form a progressive course. In this case, the chapters can be used in the order proposed, possibly split between two semesters. The book is also an absorbing read for researchers in the life sciences who wish to refresh or go deeper into the physics concepts gleaned in their early years of scientific training. Less physics-oriented readers might want to skip the first chapter, as well as all the "gray boxes" containing the more formal developments, and create their own á-la-carte menu of chapters.
This practical book teaches developers and scientists how to use deep learning for genomics, chemistry, biophysics, microscopy, medical analysis, and other fields.
Author: Bharath Ramsundar
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Deep learning has already achieved remarkable results in many fields. Now it’s making waves throughout the sciences broadly and the life sciences in particular. This practical book teaches developers and scientists how to use deep learning for genomics, chemistry, biophysics, microscopy, medical analysis, and other fields. Ideal for practicing developers and scientists ready to apply their skills to scientific applications such as biology, genetics, and drug discovery, this book introduces several deep network primitives. You’ll follow a case study on the problem of designing new therapeutics that ties together physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine—an example that represents one of science’s greatest challenges. Learn the basics of performing machine learning on molecular data Understand why deep learning is a powerful tool for genetics and genomics Apply deep learning to understand biophysical systems Get a brief introduction to machine learning with DeepChem Use deep learning to analyze microscopic images Analyze medical scans using deep learning techniques Learn about variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks Interpret what your model is doing and how it’s working
Release on 2012-05-26 | by Bibliotheca Alexandrina
An International Faculty Development Project on Education About the
Responsible Conduct of Science Bibliotheca ... Pi Sigma the physics honor
society, a National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences and a
ScienceMaker (by ...
Author: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Publisher: National Academies Press
In many countries, colleges and universities are where the majority of innovative research is done; in all cases, they are where future scientists receive both their initial training and their initial introduction to the norms of scientific conduct regardless of their eventual career paths. Thus, institutions of higher education are particularly relevant to the tasks of education on research with dual use potential, whether for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, or technical staff. Research in the Life Sciences with Dual Use Potential describes the outcomes of the planning meeting for a two-year project to develop a network of faculty who will be able to teach the challenges of research in the life sciences with dual use potential. Faculty will be able to incorporate such concepts into their teaching and research through exposure to the tenets of responsible conduct of research in active learning teaching methods. This report is intended to provide guidelines for that effort and to be applicable to any country wishing to adopt this educational model that combines principles of active learning and training with attention to norms of responsible science. The potential audiences include a broad array of current and future scientists and the policymakers who develop laws and regulations around issues of dual use.