Physical biology of the cell
- Phillips, Rob, 1960-
- Second edition.
- New York, NY : Garland Science, 
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- xxx, 1057 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
QH505 .P455 2013
- Unknown QH505 .P455 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Ch. 1. Why: biology by the numbers
- 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.
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- Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev, Julie Theriot, Hernan G. Garcia ; illustrated by Nigel Orme.