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Physics in biology and medicine / Paul Davidovits

Main Author Davidovits, Paul Country Estados Unidos. Edition 3rd ed Publication San Diego : Elsevier, cop. 2008 Description XV, 328 p. : il. ; 23 cm Series Complementary science series ISBN 978-0-12-369411-9 CDU 530.1 577.3
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Monografia Biblioteca Geral da Universidade do Minho
BGUM 530.1 - D Available 399595

Licenciatura em Geologia Física II 2º semestre

Licenciatura em Química Física II 1º semestre

Licenciatura em Ciências do Ambiente Física II 2º semestre

Licenciatura em Bioquímica Fisica II 1º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Physics in Biology and Medicine, Third 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.

This text is designed for premed students, doctors, nurses, physiologists, or other applied health workers, and other individuals who wish to understand the nature of the mechanics of our bodies.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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
  • Bibliography

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Paul Davidovits, Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, was co-awarded the prestigious R.W. Wood prize from the Optical Society of America for his seminal work in optics. His contribution was foundational in the field of confocal microscopy, which allows engineers and biologists to produce optical sections through 3D objects such as semiconductor circuits, living tissues, or a single cell. Dr. Davidovits earned his doctorate, masters, and undergraduate degrees from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at Boston College, he was a faculty member at Yale University. He has published more than 150 papers in physical chemistry and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for Advancement of Science. The second edition of Physics in Biology and Medicine received the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the Discipline of the Natural Sciences.

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