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Biology for Engineers

By: Arthur T Johnson

850 pages, 400 black & white illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #175385 | ISBN-13: 9781420077636
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About this book

Rather than treating biology as a science requiring memorization of connections and classifications, the book explores its relevance as an application area for engineering analysis and design. Explaining concepts, and technology, with an emphasis on the utilization of living things, the author takes a broad approach, encompassing everything from genetics and cellular structure to grand ecological systems.


Principles of Mathematics and Engineering Sciences. Equality. Randomness and Probability. Calculus. Responses of Living Systems. Mutations. RNA Correcting DNA. Mitochondrial DNA. Plasmid DNA. Competition and Selection. Biological Hierarchies. Is Biology Complex or Simple? Responses of Living Systems. Biological Responses in Context. BU Die Without Water. BU Die Without the Right Amount of Oxygen. BU Die Without Food and Nutrients. BU Need Emotional Satisfaction and Intellectual Stimulation. BU Die. Scaling Factors. Allometric Relationships from Evolutionary Pressure. Dimensional Analysis. Golden Ratio. Fractal Scaling Within an Organism. Living Things Inadvertently Affected. The Completed Design. Denouement. References. Appendix.

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Arthur T. Johnson attended Cornell University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees and he earned his Ph.D. in 1969. He has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland since 1986. His research interests include human performance wearing respiratory protective masks, respiratory mechanics and measurement, and transport processes.

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