Physics in Biology and Medicine

ISBN-10: 0123694116
ISBN-13: 9780123694119
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: Paul Davidovits
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List price: $51.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Physics for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This concise introductory paperback surveys and relates basic physics to living systems. It 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. Applicable courses are biophysics and applied physics. - 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

Paul Davidovits, Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, was co-awarded the prestigious R.W. Wood prize from the Optical Society of America for his seminal work in optics. His contribution was foundational in the field of confocal microscopy, which allows engineers and biologists to produce optical sections through 3D objects such as semiconductor circuits, living tissues, or a single cell. Dr. Davidovits earned his doctorate, masters, and undergraduate degrees from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at Boston College, he was a faculty member at Yale University. He has published more than 150 papers in physical chemistry and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for Advancement of Science. The second edition of Physics in Biology and Medicine received the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the Discipline of the Natural Sciences.

Static forces
Friction
Translational motion
Angular motion
Elasticity and strength of materials
Insect flight
Fluids
The motion of fluids
Heat and kinetic theory
Thermodynamics
Heat and life
Waves and sound
Electricity
Electrical technology
Optics
Atomic physics
Nuclear physics
Basic concepts in mechanics
Review of electricity
Review of optics

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