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The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life Book
Author : Adrian Bejan
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 1466891343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understanding of the world's systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development. The Physics of Life argues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe and the future, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government. This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.

Physics of Life

Physics of Life Book
Author : Clas Blomberg
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-10-01
ISBN : 9780080554648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences Book
Author : Jay Newman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-03-23
ISBN : 0387772596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Air and Water

Air and Water Book
Author : Mark Denny
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-06-16
ISBN : 0691213887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to their terrestrial or aquatic "media."

Physics Of Living Matter Space Time And Information The Proceedings Of The 27th Solvay Conference On Physics

Physics Of Living Matter  Space  Time And Information  The   Proceedings Of The 27th Solvay Conference On Physics Book
Author : Gross David J,Sevrin Alexander,Shraiman Boris
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2020-03-06
ISBN : 9813239263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The format is quite different from other conferences as the emphasis is placed on discussion. The 27th edition held in October 2017 in Brussels and chaired by Boris Shraiman continued this tradition and addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the fields of biophysics, gathering many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems.The proceedings contain the 'rapporteur talks' giving a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished renowned scientists. These lectures cover the five sessions: 'Intra-cellular Structure and Dynamics', 'Cell Behavior and Control', 'Inter-cellular Interactions and Patterns', 'Morphogenesis', 'Evolutionary dynamics'.In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants — expert, yet lively and sometimes contentious — have been edited to retain their flavor and are reproduced in full. The reader is taken on a breathtaking ride through a fascinating field which is expanding rapidly and which was for the first time the subject of a Solvay Conference on Physics.

The Physics of Living Systems

The Physics of Living Systems Book
Author : Fabrizio Cleri
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-08
ISBN : 3319306472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Physics of Living

The Physics of Living Book
Author : Norman E. Amundson
Publisher : Richmond, B.C. : Ergon Communications
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780968434536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Physics of living examines patterns that extend across the physical and psychological realms. Within its pages there is the opportunity to explore metaphors and through this exploration to examine life and career issues. Some of the topics addressed include life balance, energy transfer, identity development, burnout, quantum thinking, and hope, heroes and opportunity. This is a book about life and how to live in the world with wisdom, truth, and beauty.

Chemical Evolution Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life

Chemical Evolution  Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life Book
Author : Julian Chela-Flores,François Raulin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400917120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leading researchers in the area of the origin and evolution of life in the universe contributed to Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life. This volume provides a review of this interdisciplinary field. In 35 chapters many aspects of the origin of life are discussed by 90 authors, with particular emphasis on the early paleontological record: physical, chemical, biological, and informational aspects of life's origin, instrumentation in exobiology and system exploration; the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial intelligent radio signals. This book contains the proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution that took place in September 1995, in which scientists from a wide geographical distribution joined in a Memorial to Cyril Ponnamperuma, who was a pioneer in the field of chemical evolution, the origin of life, and exobiology, and also initiated the Trieste Conferences on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life. This fourth Conference was therefore dedicated to his memory. Audience: Graduate students and researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of chemical evolution and the origin of life.

Select Topics in the PHYSICS OF THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

Select Topics in the PHYSICS OF THE ORIGIN OF LIFE Book
Author : V. Alexander Stefan
Publisher : Stefan University Press
Release : 2002-12-05
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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the origin-of-life problem and the proteinoid theory molecular biology and the reconstruction of microbial phylogenies: des liaisons dangereuses? prebiotic chirality and life concentration and organization of precursors at inorganic interplayers and interfaces THE CHEMICAL ORIGINS OF LIFE AND MIND symmetry breaking and the origin of life THE WEAK FORCE AND SETH: THE SEARCH FOR EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL HOMOCHIRALITY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ACTION AND REACTION UNDERLYING THE PHYSICAL ORIGIN OF LIFE randomness, determinism, and evolution

The Physics of Life an Undergraduate General Education Biophysics Course

 The Physics of Life    an Undergraduate General Education Biophysics Course Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2015
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract Improving the scientific literacy of non-scientists is an important aim, both because of the ever-increasing impact of science on our lives and because understanding science enriches our experience of the natural world. One route to improving scientific literacy is via general education undergraduate courses—i.e. courses for students not majoring in the sciences or engineering. Because it encompasses a variety of important scientific concepts, demonstrates connections between basic science and real-world applications and illustrates the creative ways in which scientific insights develop, biophysics is a useful subject with which to promote scientific literacy. I describe here a course on biophysics for non-science-major undergraduates recently developed at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR, USA), noting its design, which spans both macroscopic and microscopic topics, and the specific content of a few of its modules. I also describe evidence-based pedagogical approaches adopted in teaching the course and aspects of course enrollment and evaluation.

The Rainbow and the Worm

The Rainbow and the Worm Book
Author : Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9789810234270
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This highly unusual book is a serious inquiry into Schrodinger's question, "What is life?", and at the same time a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life. In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights, not only into the physics but also into "the poetry and meaning of being alive". This book is intended for all who love the subject.

The Physics of Proteins

The Physics of Proteins Book
Author : Hans Frauenfelder
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-05-30
ISBN : 9781441910448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides an introduction to the structure and function of biomolecules --- especially proteins --- and the physical tools used to investigate them The discussion concentrates on physical tools and properties, emphasizing techniques that are contributing to new developments and avoiding those that are already well established and whose results have already been exploited fully New tools appear regularly - synchrotron radiation, proton radiology, holography, optical tweezers, and muon radiography, for example, have all been used to open new areas of understanding

Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine Book
Author : Paul Davidovits
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780123694119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This third edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. It includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics.

The Physics of Living Processes

The Physics of Living Processes Book
Author : Thomas Andrew Waigh
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-08-08
ISBN : 1118698274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This full-colour undergraduate textbook, based on a two semestercourse, presents the fundamentals of biological physics,introducing essential modern topics that include cells, polymers,polyelectrolytes, membranes, liquid crystals, phase transitions,self-assembly, photonics, fluid mechanics, motility, chemicalkinetics, enzyme kinetics, systems biology, nerves, physiology, thesenses, and the brain. The comprehensive coverage, featuring in-depth explanations ofrecent rapid developments, demonstrates this to be one of the mostdiverse of modern scientific disciplines. The Physics of Living Processes: A Mesoscopic Approach iscomprised of five principal sections: • Building Blocks • Soft Condensed Matter Techniques in Biology • Experimental Techniques • Systems Biology • Spikes, Brains and the Senses The unique focus is predominantly on the mesoscale —structures on length scales between those of atoms and themacroscopic behaviour of whole organisms. The connections betweenmolecules and their emergent biological phenomena provide a novelintegrated perspective on biological physics, making this animportant text across a variety of scientific disciplines includingbiophysics, physics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering andbioengineering. An extensive set of worked tutorial questions are included,which will equip the reader with a range of new physical tools toapproach problems in the life sciences from medicine,pharmaceutical science and agriculture.

Biophysics

Biophysics Book
Author : William C. Parke
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release :
ISBN : 3030441466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physics of Biological Membranes

Physics of Biological Membranes Book
Author : Patricia Bassereau,Pierre Sens
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-11
ISBN : 9783030006280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book mainly focuses on key aspects of biomembranes that have emerged over the past 15 years. It covers static and dynamic descriptions, as well as modeling for membrane organization and shape at the local and global (at the cell level) scale. It also discusses several new developments in non-equilibrium aspects that have not yet been covered elsewhere. Biological membranes are the seat of interactions between cells and the rest of the world, and internally, they are at the core of complex dynamic reorganizations and chemical reactions. Despite the long tradition of membrane research in biophysics, the physics of cell membranes as well as of biomimetic or synthetic membranes is a rapidly developing field. Though successful books have already been published on this topic over the past decades, none include the most recent advances. Additionally, in this domain, the traditional distinction between biological and physical approaches tends to blur. This book gathers the most recent advances in this area, and will benefit biologists and physicists alike.

Molecular and Biological Physics of Living Systems

Molecular and Biological Physics of Living Systems Book
Author : R.K. Mishra
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 1990-09-30
ISBN : 9780792304708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The living organisms and systems possess extraordinary properties of programmed development, differentiation, growth, response, movement, duplication of key molecules and in m any cases higher mental functions. But the organisms are physical objects so they must follow laws of physics yet they do not seem to obey them. Physicists cannot easily persuade themselves to accept this as finally true. Non-living objects are governed by these laws of physics and they can explain these properties. However, in the living systems too phenomena encountered like coupled non-linear interactions, manybody effects, cooperativity, coherence, phase transitions, reversible metastable states are being understood better with the aid of powerful theoretical and experimental techniques and hope is raised that these may let us understand the mysteriousness of life. Contributors to this volume are a small fraction of rapidly growing scientific opinion that these aspects of living bodies are to be expected in a hitherto inadequately suspected state of matter which is in the main directed by these physical properties pushed almost to limit. This state of matter, the living matter, deserves to be called The Living State. Mishra proposes that given hydrogenic orbitals, atoms showing easy hybridisability and multiple valances, molecules with low-lying electronic levels, "loosestructure", and a metabolic pump in thermodynamically open system, various fundamental properties of living state can emerge automatically. Structurally these are all known to be present.