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Introducing our new and exciting textbook for Physics for the Life Sciences


Physics for the Life Sciences 1e

Martin Zinke-Allmang, University of Western Ontario

ISBN-13: 9780176442590
ISBN-10: 0176442596
Published by Nelson Education Ltd.
Available Now
£48.99

Description:

Physics for the Life Sciences reveals the beauty of physics while highlighting its essential role in the Life Sciences. This book is the result of a rather straightforward idea: to offer Life Sciences students a "Physics for the Life Sciences" course and a textbook that focuses on the applications and relevance of physics in the life sciences. Taking an algebra-based approach with a fresh layout, exciting art program, and extensive use of conceptual examples, Physics for the Life Sciences provides a concise approach to the basic physics concepts. Throughout the book, the author also justifies each topic and points to its interdisciplinary relevance through numerous applications and examples.

Features:

  • The intensive use of conceptual questions in addition to quantitative problems. These provide students with conceptual understanding and analytical skills that are developed with numerous in-text questions and examples
  • Physics presented as an integral part of the Life Sciences allowing for a seamless transition into Chemistry, Biology and Physiology
  •  A consistent storyline written within a life science context
  • Relevant and applicable material with real values and quantitative figures
  • A foundation for further studies in medical physics and medical imaging

Table of Contents:

1. Physics and the Life Sciences: An introduction
2. Locomotion I: Kinematics
3. Biomechanics: Forces and Newton’s laws
4. Locomotion II: Linear momentum and friction
5. Kinesiology: The action of forces at joints
6. Bioenergetics: Energy and its conservation
7. Respiration: The properties of gases and cyclic processes
8. Molecular Biology: Basic physics for biochemistry
9. Blood and Air: Mixed phases
10. Membranes: Transport of energy and matter
11. Liquid Water and Aqueous Solutions: Static fluids
12. Cardiovascular System: Fluid flow
13. The water molecule: Static electricity
14. Nervous system: The flow of charges
15. Electrocardiography: Electric phenomena of the heart
16. Elastic Tissue: Elasticity and vibrations
17. Ear and Communication: Longitudinal waves
18. The eye: Ray model of light (Geometric optics)
19. The microbial world: Microscopy
20. Colour Vision: Magnetism and electromagnetic spectrum
21. The Human Body in Space: Circular motion and firstlook at radiation
22. The chemical bond: Atomic and molecular physics
23. Radiation: Nuclear physics and magnetic resonance