Ch. 2. What and where: construction plans for cells and organisms
Ch. 3. When: stopwatches at many scales
Ch. 4. Who: "bless the little beasties"
Ch. 5. Mechanical and chemical equilibrium in the living cell
Ch. 6. Entropy rules!
Ch. 7 Two-state systems: from ion channels to cooperative binding
Ch. 8. Random walks and the structure of macromolecules
Ch. 9. Electrostatics for salty solutions
Ch. 10. Beam theory: architecture for cells and skeletons
Ch. 11. Biological membranes: life in two dimensions
Ch. 12. The mathematics of water
Ch. 13. A statistical view of biological dynamics
Ch. 14. Life in crowded and disordered environments
Ch. 15. Rate equations and dynamics in the cell
Ch. 16. Dynamics of molecular motors
Ch. 17. Biological electricity and the Hodgkin-Huxley model
Ch. 18. Light and life
Ch. 19. Organization of biological networks
Ch. 20. Biological patterns: order in space and time
Ch. 21. Sequences, specificity, and evolution
Ch. 22. Whither physical biology?
"Physical Biology of the Cell maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters on the role of light in life and pattern formation, additional explorations of biological problems using computation, and significantly more end-of-chapter problems. This textbook is written for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students"-- Provided by publisher.