Physics of the Life Sciences

Authors: Newman, Jay

  • Course-tested text directed specifically at the needs of Life and Health Science and Pre-medical students
  • Fully integrates biology, biophysics and medical techniques into the presentation of modern physics
  • Profusely illustrated with many color photos and line drawings
  • Chapters contain three types of learning aids for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems in addition to numerous worked examples
  • Solutions manual available for instructors
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About this Textbook

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. Almost all areas of modern life sciences integrally involve physics in both experimental techniques and in basic understanding of structure and function. Physics of the Life Sciences is not a watered-down, algebra-based engineering physics book with sections on relevant biomedical topics added as an afterthought. This authoritative and engaging text, which is designed to be covered in a two-semester course, was written with a thoroughgoing commitment to the needs and interests of life science students.

Although covering most of the standard topics in introductory physics in a more or less traditional sequence, the author gives added weight and space to concepts and applications of greater relevance to the life sciences. Students benefit from occasional sidebars using calculus to derive fundamental relations, but only algebra and trigonometry are used to explore the basic physical concepts in the main body of the text and to solve end-of-chapter problems.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77259-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77258-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of the Life Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77259-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77259-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77258-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 720
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