Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine

3rd Edition - August 31, 2007

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  • Authors: Paul Davidovits, Paul Davidovits
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555935

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Physics in 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. This text is designed for premed students, doctors, nurses, physiologists, or other applied health workers, and other individuals who wish to understand the nature of the mechanics of our bodies.

Key Features

- 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

Readership

Premed students, Doctors, nurses, physiologists, or other applied health workers, and other individuals who wish to understand the nature of the mechanics of our bodies

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Static Forces
    Chapter 2: Friction
    Chapter 3: Translational Motion
    Chapter 4: Angular Motion
    Chapter 5: Elasticity and Strength of Materials
    Chapter 6: Insect Flight
    Chapter 7: Fluids
    Chapter 8: The Motion of Fluids
    Chapter 9: Heat and Kinetic Theory
    Chapter 10: Thermodynamics
    Chapter 11: Heat and Life
    Chapter 12: Waves and Sound
    Chapter 13: Electricity
    Chapter 14: Electrical Technology
    Chapter 15: Optics
    Chapter 16: Atomic Physics
    Chapter 17: Nuclear Physics
    Bibliography

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: August 31, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555935

About the Authors

Paul Davidovits

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. 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boston College, Massachusetts, USA

Paul Davidovits

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. 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boston College, Massachusetts, USA

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