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The Physics of Life by Adrian Bejan

Title The Physics of Life
Author Adrian Bejan
Publisher Macmillan
Release 2016-05-24
Category Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1250078822
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An empowering new view of the nature of physics and the constant evolution of our physical and social world

Title Physics of the Life Sciences
Author Jay Newman
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2008-10-09
Category Science
Total Pages 720
ISBN 0387772588
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.

Air and Water by Mark Denny

Title Air and Water
Author Mark Denny
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2020-06-16
Category Science
Total Pages
ISBN 0691213887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to their terrestrial or aquatic "media."

The Physics of Living Systems by Fabrizio Cleri

Title The Physics of Living Systems
Author Fabrizio Cleri
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-10-08
Category Science
Total Pages 620
ISBN 3319306472
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, physics in its many aspects (thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity, fluid dynamics) is the guiding light on a fascinating journey through biological systems, providing ideas, examples and stimulating reflections for undergraduate physics, chemistry and life-science students, as well as for anyone interested in the frontiers between physics and biology. Rather than introducing a lot of new information, it encourages young students to use their recently acquired knowledge to start seeing the physics behind the biology. As an undergraduate textbook in introductory biophysics, it includes the necessary background and tools, including exercises and appendices, to form a progressive course. In this case, the chapters can be used in the order proposed, possibly split between two semesters. The book is also an absorbing read for researchers in the life sciences who wish to refresh or go deeper into the physics concepts gleaned in their early years of scientific training. Less physics-oriented readers might want to skip the first chapter, as well as all the "gray boxes" containing the more formal developments, and create their own á-la-carte menu of chapters.

The Physics of Life by Adrian Bejan

Title The Physics of Life
Author Adrian Bejan
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release 2016-05-24
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1466891343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understanding of the world's systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development. The Physics of Life argues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe and the future, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government. This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.

Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski

Title Storm in a Teacup
Author Helen Czerski
Publisher Black Swan
Release 2017-02-27
Category Miscellanea
Total Pages 382
ISBN 9781784160753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Just as Freakonomicsbrought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacupbrings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating.Our world is full of patterns. If you pour milk into your tea and give it a stir, you?ll see a swirl, a spiral of two fluids, before the two liquids mix completely. The same pattern is found elsewhere too. Look down on the Earth from space, and you?ll find similar swirls in the clouds, made where warm air and cold air waltz. In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski links the little things we see every day with the big world we live in. Each chapter begins with something small - popcorn, coffee stains and refrigerator magnets - and uses it to explain some of the most important science and technology of our time. This is physics as the toolbox of science - a toolbox we need in order to make sense of what is around us and arrive at decisions about the future, from medical advances to solving our future energy needs. It is also physics as the toy box of science- physics as fun, as never before.

How Things Work by Louis Bloomfield

Title How Things Work
Author Louis Bloomfield
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release 2006
Category Science
Total Pages 561
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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1. The laws of motion, part I 1; 2. The laws of motion, part II 40; 3. Mechanical objects, part I 81; 4. Mechanical objects, part II 111; 5. Fluids 138; 6. Fluids and motion 165; 7. Heat and phase transitions 203; 8. Thermodynamics 237; 9. Resonance and mechanical waves 263; 10. Electricity 302; 11. Magnetism and electrodynamics 342; 12. Electronics 388; 13. Electromagnetic waves 421; 14. Lights 443; 15. Optics 476; 16. Modern physics 502.

The Rainbow and the Worm by Mae-Wan Ho

Title The Rainbow and the Worm
Author Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Release 2008-08-06
Category Science
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9814338419
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrödinger's question, “What is life?”, and as a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life. In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights not only into the physics, but also into “the poetry and meaning of being alive.” This much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.

Physics of Life by Clas Blomberg

Title Physics of Life
Author Clas Blomberg
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2007-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 436
ISBN 9780080554648
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to processes in the cell to wider themes such as the brain, the origin of life and evolution. It also considers general questions of common interest such as reductionism, determinism and randomness, where the physics view often is misunderstood. The subtle balance between order and disorder is a repeated theme appearing in many contexts. There are descriptive parts which shall be sufficient for the comprehension of general ideas, and more detailed, formalistic parts for those who want to go deeper, and see the ideas expressed in terms of mathematical formulas. - Describes how physics is needed for understanding basic principles of biology - Discusses the delicate balance between order and disorder in living systems - Explores how physics play a role high biological functions, such as learning and thinking

Biophysics by William C. Parke

Title Biophysics
Author William C. Parke
Publisher Springer
Release 2021-08-18
Category Science
Total Pages 695
ISBN 9783030441487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive and extensively classroom-tested biophysics textbook is a complete introduction to the physical principles underlying biological processes and their applications to the life sciences and medicine. The foundations of natural processes are placed on a firm footing before showing how their consequences can be explored in a wide range of biosystems. The goal is to develop the readers’ intuition, understanding, and facility for creative analysis that are frequently required to grapple with problems involving complex living organisms. Topics cover all scales, encompassing the application of statics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, electromagnetism, light, radiation physics, thermodynamics, statistical physics, quantum biophysics, and theories of information, ordering, and evolutionary optimization to biological processes and bio-relevant technological implementations. Sound modeling principles are emphasized throughout, placing all the concepts within a rigorous framework. With numerous worked examples and exercises to test and enhance the reader’s understanding, this book can be used as a textbook for physics graduate students and as a supplementary text for a range of premedical, biomedical, and biophysics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It will also be a useful reference for biologists, physicists, medical researchers, and medical device engineers who want to work from first principles.

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