Biophysics

Authors: Glaser, Roland

  • A total new approach to biophysics as the physical principles underlying the phenomenon of life
  • With its clear structure it is a highly suitable textbook for graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students
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The message of this book is that biophysics is the science of physical principles underlying the "phenomenon life" on all levels of organization. Rather than teaching "physics for biologists" or "physical methods applied to biology", it regards its subject as a defined discipline with its own network of ideas and approaches. The book starts by explaining molecular structures of biological systems, various kinds of atomic, molecular and ionic interactions, movements, energy transfer, self organization of supramolecular structures and dynamic properties of biological membranes. It then goes on to introduce the biological organism as a non-equilibrium system, before treating thermodynamic concepts of osmotic and electrolyte equilibria as well as currents and potential profiles. It continues with topics of environmental biophysics and such medical aspects as the influence of electromagnetic fields or radiation on living systems and the biophysics of hearing and noice protection. The book concludes with a discussion of system analyses, including models of neural processes as well as of ecological interactions, growth, differentiation and evolution.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Nature and Subject of Biophysics

    Glaser, Roland

    Pages 1-3

  • Molecular Structure of Biological Systems

    Glaser, Roland

    Pages 5-103

  • Energetics and Dynamics of Biological Systems

    Glaser, Roland

    Pages 105-233

  • Physical Factors of the Environment

    Glaser, Roland

    Pages 235-289

  • The Kinetics of Biological Systems

    Glaser, Roland

    Pages 291-333

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-08639-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biophysics
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04494-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04494-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08639-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena 1996
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