The Physics of Living Systems (Undergraduate Lecture Notes by Fabrizio Cleri

By Fabrizio Cleri

In this publication, physics in its many features (thermodynamics, mechanics, electrical energy, fluid dynamics) is the guiding mild on a desirable trip via organic platforms, offering principles, examples and stimulating reflections for undergraduate physics, chemistry and life-science scholars, in addition to for someone drawn to the frontiers among physics and biology.

Rather than introducing loads of new details, it encourages younger scholars to take advantage of their lately bought wisdom to begin seeing the physics at the back of the biology. As an undergraduate textbook in introductory biophysics, it contains the required heritage and instruments, together with workouts and appendices, to shape a innovative direction. as a result, the chapters can be utilized within the order proposed, potentially break up among semesters.

The booklet is usually an soaking up learn for researchers within the existence sciences who desire to refresh or pass deeper into the physics techniques gleaned of their early years of medical education. much less physics-oriented readers will need to pass the 1st bankruptcy, in addition to all of the "gray packing containers" containing the extra formal advancements, and create their very own á-la-carte menu of chapters.

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