Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine

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This interdisciplinary introductory text covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields.
Physics for Biology and Medicine, Second Edition is a concise introductory paperback that 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 physical or engineering analysis. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics
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Product details

  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0122048407
  • 9780122048401
  • 2,158,826

About Paul Davidovits

Paul Davidovits is the winner, with two other scientists, of this year's R. W. Wood Award from the American Society of Optics, for groundbreaking work inconfocal microscopy
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Table of contents

Static Forces.
Translational Motion.
Angular Motion.
Elasticity and Strength of Materials.
Insect Flight.
The Motion of Fluids.
Heat and Kinetic Theory.
Heat and Life.
Waves and Sound.
Electrical Technology.
Atomic and Nuclear Physics.
Appendix A: Basic Concepts in Mechanics.
Appendix B: Review of Electricity.
Appendix C: Review of Optics.
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"This is a book you should consider if you are teaching the one-semester premed course. This text could be used in two ways: 1) as a text for a one-term course in the physics of the body (without calculus) for non-physics majors in premed or allied health programs, or 2) as a supplementary text for the introductory physics course, particularly for premed students."
--Russell Hobbie, University of Minnesota, retired
"There is certainly a viable market (for this book), if not as a stand-alone physics text, as a collection of problems, examples, and discussions at the boundary between physics and biology/medicine. It is very well written; it is certainly accurate; and it is pretty complete."
--David Cinabro, Wayne State University
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