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Physics in Biology and Medicine


Series: Complementary Science Series

By: Paul Davidovits (Author)

352 pages, illustrations

Academic Press

Paperback | Dec 2012 | Edition: 4 | #204293 | ISBN-13: 9780123865137
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Physics for Biology and Medicine, 4th 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. Applicable courses are biophysics and applied physics. It provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems. It presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology. It includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics.

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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
Chapter 18: Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine

Appendix A: Basic Concepts in Mechanics
Appendix B: Review of Electricity
Appendix C: Review of Optics

Answers to Numerical Exercises
Note on the Instructor's Solution Manual

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