Biophysics DeMYSTiFieD (Paperback)

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Learn BIOPHYSICS without expending a lot of ENERGY

Interested in unraveling the physics of living things? Here's your starting point. Biophysics Demystified is the fast and easy way to understand this fascinating topic.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with an introduction to the science of biophysics, covering biophysical techniques and applications. Next, you'll learn the principles of physics, biology, and chemistry required to understand biophysics, including free energy, entropy, and statistical mechanics. Biomolecules and the forces that influence their structure and conformation are also covered, as are protein, nucleic acid, and membrane biophysics. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It's a no-brainer You'll get:

  • Molecular, subcellular, physiological, anatomical, and environmental biophysics
  • The laws of thermodynamics as they apply to biophysical systems
  • Forces affecting conformation in biological molecules
  • The composition and structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
  • The fluid mosaic model

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Biophysics Demystified makes this interdisciplinary subject easy to master.

About the Author


Daniel Goldfarb has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Virginia. He has done post-doctoral biophysics research, taught chemistry at Rutgers University, and written for the Biophysical Journal. Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and currently applies his background in physics and math to designing and developing trading and risk analysis software for the financial industry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071633642
ISBN-10: 0071633642
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: December 27th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Demystified