Biophysics is an evolving, multidisciplinary subject which appliesphysics to biological systems and promotes an understanding oftheir physical properties and behaviour.
Biophysics: An Introduction, is a concise balancedintroduction to this subject. Written in an accessible and readablestyle, the book takes a fresh, modern approach with the authorsuccessfully combining key concepts and theory with relevantapplications and examples drawn from the field as a whole.
Beginning with a brief introduction to the origins of biophysics,the book takes the reader through successive levels of complexity,from atoms to molecules, structures, systems and ultimately to thebehaviour of organisms. The book also includes extensive coverageof biopolymers, biomembranes, biological energy, and nervoussystems. The text not only explores basic ideas, but also discussesrecent developments, such as protein folding, DNA/RNAconformations, molecular motors, optical tweezers and thebiological origins of consciousness and intelligence.
Biophysics: An Introduction
* Is a carefully structured introduction to biological andmedical physics
* Provides exercises at the end of each chapter to encouragestudent understanding
Assuming little biological or medical knowledge, this book isinvaluable to undergraduate students in physics, biophysics andmedical physics. The book is also useful for graduate studentsand researchers looking for a broad introduction to thesubject.