Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology
Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in biophysics, biological physics, physiology, medical physics, cell biology, and biomedical engineering who have had prior course in physics and in calculus, this text bridges the gap between introductory physics and its application to the life sciences. This third edition adds much new material, including: the circulatoy system, the logistic question, countercurrent transport, nonlinear systems, image formation, and sensory transducers. Among the many topics treated in this wide-ranging book are: forces in the skeletal system; fluid flow, with examples from the circulatory system; the logistic equation; scaling; transport of neutral particles by diffusion and by solvent drag; membranes and osmosis; equipartition of energy in statistical mechanics; the chemical potential and free energy; biological magnetic fieds; membranes and gated channels in membranes; nonlinear phenomena, including biological clocks and chaotic behavior; signal anaysis; detection of weak signals; radiological physics and the use of x-rays in diagnosis and therapy; magnetic resonance imaging. The text includes many problems to test the student’s understanding, and chapters include useful bibliographies for further reading. Its minimal prerequisites and wide coverage make ideal for self-study, as well as a useful reference for workers in medical and biological research. A solutions manual is available. A volume in the AIP International Series in Basic and Applied Biological Physics.
Physics textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biophysics, physiology, and medical sciences. Assumes knowledge equivalent to one year of physics course work.