Biological Physics with New Art by David Goodsell

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Biological Physicsfocuses on new results in molecular motors, self-assembly, and single-molecule manipulation that have revolutionized the field in recent years, and integrates these topics with classical results. The text also provides foundational material for the emerging field of nanotechnology. Biological Physicsis built around a self-contained core geared toward undergraduate students who have had one year of calculus-based physics. Additional "Track-2" sections contain more advanced material for senior physics majors and graduate students. Do you teach, or are you considering a course in Biological Physics? If so, click here to read Phil Nelson's "To The Instructor": http://www.bfwpub.com/pdfs/nelson/NelsonToTheInstructor.pdf

Author Biography

Philip Nelson is Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. from Princeton University (1980) and Ph.D. from Harvard University (1984). Dr. Nelson serves on the Biophysical Society’s Education Committee; he received Penn’s highest teaching award in 2001, in part for creating the course that formed the basis for this book. Dr. Nelson was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Table of Contents

Mysteries, Metaphors, Models
What the Ancients Knewp. 3
What's Inside Cellsp. 35
Diffusion, Dissipation, Drive
The Molecular Dancep. 69
Random Walks, Friction, and Diffusionp. 108
Life in the Slow Lane: The Low Reynolds-Number Worldp. 158
Entropy, Temperature, and Free Energyp. 195
Entropic Forces at Workp. 245
Chemical Forces and Self-Assemblyp. 294
Molecules, Machines, Mechanisms
Cooperative Transitions in Macromoleculesp. 341
Enzymes and Molecular Machinesp. 401
Machines in Membranesp. 469
Nerve Impulsesp. 505
Epiloguep. 557
Global List of Symbols and Unitsp. 559
Numerical Valuesp. 569
Additional Problemsp. 575
Creditsp. 607
Bibliographyp. 609
Indexp. 623
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