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The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life Book
Author : Adrian Bejan
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 1250078822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An empowering new view of the nature of physics and the constant evolution of our physical and social world

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."

Biophysics

Biophysics Book
Author : William C. Parke
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-08-13
ISBN : 9783030441456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive and extensively classroom-tested biophysics textbook is a complete introduction to the physical principles underlying biological processes and their applications to the life sciences and medicine. The foundations of natural processes are placed on a firm footing before showing how their consequences can be explored in a wide range of biosystems. The goal is to develop the readers’ intuition, understanding, and facility for creative analysis that are frequently required to grapple with problems involving complex living organisms. Topics cover all scales, encompassing the application of statics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, electromagnetism, light, radiation physics, thermodynamics, statistical physics, quantum biophysics, and theories of information, ordering, and evolutionary optimization to biological processes and bio-relevant technological implementations. Sound modeling principles are emphasized throughout, placing all the concepts within a rigorous framework. With numerous worked examples and exercises to test and enhance the reader’s understanding, this book can be used as a textbook for physics graduate students and as a supplementary text for a range of premedical, biomedical, and biophysics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It will also be a useful reference for biologists, physicists, medical researchers, and medical device engineers who want to work from first principles.

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.

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

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.

Physics of the Soul

Physics of the Soul Book
Author : Goswami, Amit
Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
Release : 2013-12-01
ISBN : 1571747079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uses quantum physics and descriptions from The Tibetian Book of the Dead to address such mystical concepts as immortality, reincarnation, and the afterlife, discussing consciousness as a scientific reality.

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.

The Physics of Living Processes

The Physics of Living Processes Book
Author : Thomas Andrew Waigh
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-20
ISBN : 1118449940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This full-colour undergraduate textbook, based on a two semester course, 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, chemical kinetics, enzyme kinetics, systems biology, nerves, physiology, the senses, and the brain. The comprehensive coverage, featuring in-depth explanations of recent rapid developments, demonstrates this to be one of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines. The Physics of Living Processes: A Mesoscopic Approach is comprised 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 the macroscopic behaviour of whole organisms. The connections between molecules and their emergent biological phenomena provide a novel integrated perspective on biological physics, making this an important text across a variety of scientific disciplines including biophysics, physics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering and bioengineering. An extensive set of worked tutorial questions are included, which will equip the reader with a range of new physical tools to approach problems in the life sciences from medicine, pharmaceutical science and agriculture.

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.

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

Molecular and Biological Physics of Living Systems

Molecular and Biological Physics of Living Systems Book
Author : R.K. Mishra
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400918909
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.

The Rainbow and the Worm

The Rainbow and the Worm Book
Author : Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
Release : 2008-08-06
ISBN : 9814338419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrödinger's question, “What is life?”, and as 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 much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.

The Physics Of Consciousness

The Physics Of Consciousness Book
Author : Evan Harris Walker
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2000-12-28
ISBN : 9780738204369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination. In this tour-de-force of scientific investigation, Evan Harris Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on the principles of quantum physics-a theory that answers questions such as "What is the nature of consciousness, of will?" "What is the source of material reality?" and "What is God?”

PHYSICS OF LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS

PHYSICS OF LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS  Book
Author : JIM. RAS
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9781365389467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download PHYSICS OF LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS book written by JIM. RAS, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Physics of Proteins

The Physics of Proteins Book
Author : Hans Frauenfelder
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-06-10
ISBN : 9781441910431
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

Superpositions Coherence and Choice Towards a Physics of Life

Superpositions  Coherence and Choice  Towards a Physics of Life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine Book
Author : Paul Davidovits
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-12-31
ISBN : 012386514X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition, covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This is a concise introductory paperback that provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems and presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics. This new edition discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques. The volume is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing on the applications of physics to biology and medicine. Topics range from the role of diffusion in the functioning of cells to the effect of surface tension on the growth of plants in soil and the conduction of impulses along the nervous system. Each section contains problems that explore and expand some of the concepts. The text includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body. Physics in Biology and Medicine will be a valuable resource for students and professors of physics, biology, and medicine, as well as for applied health workers. Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body

Biophysics

Biophysics Book
Author : William C. Parke
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-13
ISBN : 3030441466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Biophysics book written by William C. Parke, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future Book
Author : Michio Kaku
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2011-05-05
ISBN : 0141931396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recognize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sensors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the "up" button. Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution. Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, 'Science Fantastic', and recently presented the BBC's popular series 'Time'.