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Learn BIOPHYSICS without expending a lot of ENERGY!
Interested in unraveling the physics of living things? Here's your starting point. Biophysics Demystified is the fast and easy way to understand this fascinating topic.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an introduction to the science of biophysics, covering biophysical techniques and applications. Next, you'll learn the principles of physics, biology, and chemistry required to understand biophysics, including free energy, entropy, and statistical mechanics. Biomolecules and the forces that influence their structure and conformation are also covered, as are protein, nucleic acid, and membrane biophysics. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
It's a no-brainer! You'll get:
Molecular, subcellular, physiological, anatomical, and environmental biophysics
The laws of thermodynamics as they apply to biophysical systems
Forces affecting conformation in biological molecules
The composition and structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
The fluid mosaic model
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Biophysics Demystified makes this interdisciplinary subject easy to master.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Biophysical Topics; Chapter 3. Biophysical Techniques and Applications; Chapter 4. Energy and Life; Chapter 5. Statistical Mechanics; Chapter 6. Forces Affecting Conformation in Biological Molecules; Chapter 7. Biomolecules 101; Chapter 8. The Cell; Chapter 9. Protein Biophysics; Chapter 10. Nucleic Acid Biophysics; Chapter 11. Membrane Biophysics; Chapter 12. Physiological and Anatomical Biophysics; Final Exam; Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam; Index
Daniel Goldfarb has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Virginia. He has done post-doctoral biophysics research, taught chemistry at Rutgers University, and written for the Biophysical Journal. Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and currently applies his background in physics and math to designing and developing trading and risk analysis software for the financial industry.