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Biophysics: A Physiological Approach

By: Patrick F Dillon
400 pages, 162 b/w illustrations, 10 tables
Biophysics: A Physiological Approach
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  • Biophysics: A Physiological Approach ISBN: 9781107001442 Hardback Jan 2012 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide range of biophysical topics covered include energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics and system dynamics and stability. Enabling students to understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology, equations are presented in the context of their application, rather than derivation. They are each directed toward the understanding of a biological principle, with a particular emphasis on human biology.



1. The energy around us
2. Molecular contacts
3. Diffusion and directed transport
4. Energy production
5. Force and movement
6. Load bearing
7. Fluid and air flow
8. Biophysical interfaces: surface tension and membrane structural properties
9. Membrane electrical properties
10. Agonist activation and analysis
11. Stability, complexity and non-linear systems

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Patrick F. Dillon is Professor in the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University. He has taught physiology for more than 30 years, ranging from high school to medical school level. He was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award from Michigan State University in recognition of his teaching achievements.

By: Patrick F Dillon
400 pages, 162 b/w illustrations, 10 tables
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