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xxx, 1057 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
  • Part I: The Facts of Life 1. Why: Biology by the Numbers 2. What and Where 3. When: Stopwatches at Many Scales 4. Who: "Bless the Little Beasties" Part II: Life at Rest 5. Mechanical and Chemical Equilibrium 6. Entropy Rules! 7. Two-State Systems 8. Random Walks and the Structure of Macromolecules 9. Electrostatics for Salty Solutions 10. Beam Theory 11. Biological Membranes Part III: Life in Motion 12. The Mathematics of Water 13. A Statistical View of Biological Dynamics 14. Crowded and Disordered Environments 15. Rate Equations and Dynamics in the Cell 16. Dynamics of Molecular Motors 17. Biological Electricity 18. Light and Life - NEW CHAPTER Part IV: The Meaning of Life 19. Organization of Biological Networks 20. Biological Patterns: Order in Space and Time - NEW CHAPTER 21. Sequences, Specificity, and Evolution 22. Whither Physical Biology?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344506 20160611
Physical Biology of the Cell is a textbook for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students. It 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, a significantly expanded set of end-of-chapter problems, and is available in a variety of e-book formats.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344506 20160611
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 756 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • 1: Principles of Probability 2: Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria 3: Heat, Work & Energy 4: Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus 5: Entropy & the Boltzmann Law 6: Thermodynamic Driving Forces 7: The Logic of Thermodynamics 8: Laboratory Conditions & Free Energies 9: Maxwell's Relations & Mixtures 10: The Boltzman Distribution Law 11: The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases & Solids 12: What Is Temperature? What Is Heat Capacity? 13: Chemical Equilibria 14: Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids, & Gases 15: Solutions & Mixtures 16: The Solvation & Transfer of Molecules Between Phases 17: Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation & Flow 18: Microscopic Dynamics 19: Chemical Kinetics & Transition States 20: Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces 21: The Electrostatic Potential 22: Electrochemical Equilibria 23: Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution 24: Intermolecular Interactions 25: Phase Transitions 26: Cooperativity: The Hexlix-Coil, Isling & Landau Models 27: Adsorption, Binding & Catalysis 28: Multi-site & Cooperative Ligand Binding 29: Bio & Nano Machines 30: Water 31: Water as a Solvent 32: Polymer Solutions 33: Polymer Elasticity & Collapse 34: Polymers Resist Confinement & Deformation Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344308 20160604
Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. It demonstrates how the complex behaviors of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes, and how simple models provide surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Widely adopted in its First Edition, Molecular Driving Forces is regarded by teachers and students as an accessible textbook that illuminates underlying principles and concepts. The Second Edition includes two brand new chapters: (1) "Microscopic Dynamics" introduces single molecule experiments; and (2) "Molecular Machines" considers how nanoscale machines and engines work. "The Logic of Thermodynamics" has been expanded to its own chapter and now covers heat, work, processes, pathways, and cycles. New practical applications, examples, and end-of-chapter questions are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344308 20160604
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
BIOE-300A-03, CHEM-175-01, CHEM-273-01
xxiv, 807 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Table of Contents Part I The Facts of Life Chapter 1 Why: Biology By the Numbers Chapter 2 What and Where: Construction Plans for Cells and Organisms Chapter 3 When: Stopwatches at Many Scales Chapter 4 Who: "Bless the Little Beasties" Part II Life at Rest Chapter 5 Mechanical and Chemical Equilibrium in the Living Cell Chapter 6 Entropy Rules! Chapter 7 Two-State Systems: From Ion Channels to Cooperative Binding Chapter 8 Random Walks and the Structure of Macromolecules Chapter 9 Electrostatics for Salty Solutions Chapter 10 Beam Theory: Architecture for Cells and Skeletons Chapter 11 Biological Membranes: Life in Two Dimensions Part III Life in Motion Chapter 12 The Mathematics of Water Chapter 13 A Statistical View of Biological Dynamics Chapter 14 Life in Crowded and Disordered Environments Chapter 15 Rate Equations and Dynamics in the Cell Chapter 16 Dynamics of Molecular Motors Chapter 17 Biological Electricity and the Hodgkin-Huxley Model Part IV The Meaning of Life Chapter 18 Sequences, Specificity and Evolution Chapter 19 Network Organization in Space and Time Chapter 20 Whither Physical Biology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815341635 20160528
"Physical Biology of the Cell" is an innovative text that explores how the basic tools and insights of physics and chemistry are able to illuminate the study of molecular and cellular biology. Drawing upon key examples and seminal experiments from cell biology, the book demonstrates how fundamental, quantitative models can help refine our understanding of existing biological data and also be used to make predictions. The book attempts to bridge traditional models in cell biology, particularly the use of cartoons, with the quantitative approach of traditional physics, in order to introduce the reader to both the possibilities and boundaries of the emerging field of physical biology. While teaching physical model building in cell biology through a practical, case-study approach, the text explores how and why quantitative modeling may ultimately contribute to a more profound, intuitive understanding of cell biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815341635 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 666 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • 1. Principles of Probability 2. Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria 3. Heat, Work and Energy 4. Math Tools: Series and Approximation 5. Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus 6. Entropy and the Boltzmann Law 7. Thermodynamic Driving Forces 8. Laboratory Conditions and Free Energies 9. Maxwell's Relations and Mixtures 10. The Boltzmann Distribution Law 11. The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases and Solids 12. What is Temperature? What is Heat Capacity? 13. Chemical Equilibria 14. Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids and Gases 15. Solutions and Mixtures 16. The Solvation and Transfer of Molecules Between Phases 17. Mathematical Toolkit: Some Vector Calculus 18. Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation and Flow 19. Chemical Kinetics and Transition States 20. Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces 21. The Electrostatic Potential 22. Electrochemical Equilibria 23. Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution 24. Intermolecular Interactions 25. Phase Transitions 26. Cooperativity: The Helix-Coil, Ising and Landau Models 27. Adsorption, Binding and Catalysis 28. Multi-site and Cooperative Ligand Binding 29. Water 30. Water as a Solvent 31. Polymer Solutions 32. Polymer Elasticity and Collapse 33. Polymers Resist Confinement and Deformation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815320517 20160528
This text shows how many complex behaviours of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes. A central theme is the idea that simplistic models can give surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Written in a clear and student-friendly style, the book gives an excellent introduction to the field for novices. It should also be useful to those who want to refresh their understanding of this important field, and those interested in seeing how physical principles can be applied to the study of problems in the chemical, biological, and material sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815320517 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)