Physics of Life

Written By Clas Blomberg
Physics of Life
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 October 2007
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
  • Pages : 436 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Physics of Life written by Clas Blomberg which was release on 01 October 2007, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to processes in the cell to wider themes such as the brain, the origin of life and evolution. It also considers general questions of common interest such as reductionism, determinism and randomness, where the physics view often is misunderstood. The subtle balance between order and disorder is a repeated theme appearing in many contexts. There are descriptive parts which shall be sufficient for the comprehension of general ideas, and more detailed, formalistic parts for those who want to go deeper, and see the ideas expressed in terms of mathematical formulas. - Describes how physics is needed for understanding basic principles of biology - Discusses the delicate balance between order and disorder in living systems - Explores how physics play a role high biological functions, such as learning and thinking

Physics of Life

Physics of Life
  • Author : Clas Blomberg
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Total pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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Summary : The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 414
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-08
  • Total pages : 620
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 298
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Total pages : 576
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Total pages : 304
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-22
  • Total pages : 641
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-05
  • Total pages : 328
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  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Total pages : 154
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-10-12
  • Total pages : 495
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  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 421
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-09
  • Total pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780080554648
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