The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life
Author: Adrian Bejan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1466891343
ISBN 13: 9781466891340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Life Book Review:

The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understanding of the world's systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development. The Physics of Life argues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe and the future, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government. This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.

Physics of Life

Physics of Life
Author: Clas Blomberg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780080554648
ISBN 13: 0080554644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of Life Book Review:

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 the physicist s road to biology

Physics of life   the physicist s road to biology
Author: Clas Blomberg
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1034981154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences
Author: Jay Newman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2010-03-23
ISBN 10: 0387772596
ISBN 13: 9780387772592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Life Sciences Book Review:

Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.

The Physics of Living Processes

The Physics of Living Processes
Author: Thomas Andrew Waigh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 1118449940
ISBN 13: 9781118449943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Living Processes Book Review:

This full-colour undergraduate textbook, based on a two semester course, presents the fundamentals of biological physics, introducing essential modern topics that include cells, polymers, polyelectrolytes, membranes, liquid crystals, phase transitions, self-assembly, photonics, fluid mechanics, motility, chemical kinetics, enzyme kinetics, systems biology, nerves, physiology, the senses, and the brain. The comprehensive coverage, featuring in-depth explanations of recent rapid developments, demonstrates this to be one of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines. The Physics of Living Processes: A Mesoscopic Approach is comprised of five principal sections: • Building Blocks • Soft Condensed Matter Techniques in Biology • Experimental Techniques • Systems Biology • Spikes, Brains and the Senses The unique focus is predominantly on the mesoscale — structures on length scales between those of atoms and the macroscopic behaviour of whole organisms. The connections between molecules and their emergent biological phenomena provide a novel integrated perspective on biological physics, making this an important text across a variety of scientific disciplines including biophysics, physics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering and bioengineering. An extensive set of worked tutorial questions are included, which will equip the reader with a range of new physical tools to approach problems in the life sciences from medicine, pharmaceutical science and agriculture.

Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences
Author: Jay Newman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2010-03-23
ISBN 10: 0387772596
ISBN 13: 9780387772592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Life Sciences Book Review:

Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.

The Equations of Life

The Equations of Life
Author: Charles S. Cockell
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 154164459X
ISBN 13: 9781541644595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Equations of Life Book Review:

A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't. In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find on a distant planet something very much like a lady bug eating something like an aphid, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence. A remarkable scientific contribution breathing new life into Darwin's theory of evolution, The Equations of Life makes a radical argument about what life can--and can't--be.

A World Beyond Physics

A World Beyond Physics
Author: Stuart A. Kauffman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 0190871342
ISBN 13: 9780190871345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World Beyond Physics Book Review:

How did life start? Is the evolution of life describable by any physics-like laws? Stuart Kauffman's latest book offers an explanation-beyond what the laws of physics can explain-of the progression from a complex chemical environment to molecular reproduction, metabolism and to early protocells, and further evolution to what we recognize as life. Among the estimated one hundred billion solar systems in the known universe, evolving life is surely abundant. That evolution is a process of "becoming" in each case. Since Newton, we have turned to physics to assess reality. But physics alone cannot tell us where we came from, how we arrived, and why our world has evolved past the point of unicellular organisms to an extremely complex biosphere. Building on concepts from his work as a complex systems researcher at the Santa Fe Institute, Kauffman focuses in particular on the idea of cells constructing themselves and introduces concepts such as "constraint closure." Living systems are defined by the concept of "organization" which has not been focused on in enough in previous works. Cells are autopoetic systems that build themselves: they literally construct their own constraints on the release of energy into a few degrees of freedom that constitutes the very thermodynamic work by which they build their own self creating constraints. Living cells are "machines" that construct and assemble their own working parts. The emergence of such systems-the origin of life problem-was probably a spontaneous phase transition to self-reproduction in complex enough prebiotic systems. The resulting protocells were capable of Darwin's heritable variation, hence open-ended evolution by natural selection. Evolution propagates this burgeoning organization. Evolving living creatures, by existing, create new niches into which yet further new creatures can emerge. If life is abundant in the universe, this self-constructing, propagating, exploding diversity takes us beyond physics to biospheres everywhere.

Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time
Author: Brian Greene
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1524731684
ISBN 13: 9781524731687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Until the End of Time Book Review:

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality--from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes--Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. With this grand tour of the universe, beginning to end, Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.

Physics of the Soul

Physics of the Soul
Author: Amit Goswami
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1612833241
ISBN 13: 9781612833248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Soul Book Review:

At last, science and the soul shake hands. Writing in a style that is both lucid and charming, mischievous and profound, Dr. Amit Goswami uses the language and concepts of quantum physics to explore and scientifically prove metaphysical theories of reincarnation and immortality. In Physics of the Soul, Goswami helps readers understand the perplexities of the quantum physics model of reality and the perennial beliefs of spiritual and religious traditions. He shows how they are not only compatible but also provide essential support for each other. The result is a deeply broadened, exciting, and enriched worldview that integrates mind and spirit into science. Includes a new preface.

The Physics of Living Systems

The Physics of Living Systems
Author: Fabrizio Cleri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2016-10-08
ISBN 10: 3319306472
ISBN 13: 9783319306476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Living Systems Book Review:

In this book, physics in its many aspects (thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity, fluid dynamics) is the guiding light on a fascinating journey through biological systems, providing ideas, examples and stimulating reflections for undergraduate physics, chemistry and life-science students, as well as for anyone interested in the frontiers between physics and biology. Rather than introducing a lot of new information, it encourages young students to use their recently acquired knowledge to start seeing the physics behind the biology. As an undergraduate textbook in introductory biophysics, it includes the necessary background and tools, including exercises and appendices, to form a progressive course. In this case, the chapters can be used in the order proposed, possibly split between two semesters. The book is also an absorbing read for researchers in the life sciences who wish to refresh or go deeper into the physics concepts gleaned in their early years of scientific training. Less physics-oriented readers might want to skip the first chapter, as well as all the "gray boxes" containing the more formal developments, and create their own á-la-carte menu of chapters.

Design in Nature

Design in Nature
Author: Adrian Bejan,J. Peder Zane
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307744345
ISBN 13: 9780307744340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design in Nature Book Review:

Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow.

Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine
Author: Paul Davidovits
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780123694119
ISBN 13: 0123694116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

This third edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. It includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics.

The Quantum Guide to Life

The Quantum Guide to Life
Author: Kunal K. Das
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1626363803
ISBN 13: 9781626363809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quantum Guide to Life Book Review:

Learn how quantum physics affects your daily life and discover practical ways to put that knowledge to good use! Ever wonder why you always seem to seek the easiest and shortest way to accomplish something? And why is it

Chemical Evolution Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life

Chemical Evolution  Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life
Author: Julian Chela-Flores,François Raulin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400917120
ISBN 13: 9789400917125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Evolution Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life Book Review:

Leading researchers in the area of the origin and evolution of life in the universe contributed to Chemical Evolution: Physics of the Origin and Evolution of Life. This volume provides a review of this interdisciplinary field. In 35 chapters many aspects of the origin of life are discussed by 90 authors, with particular emphasis on the early paleontological record: physical, chemical, biological, and informational aspects of life's origin, instrumentation in exobiology and system exploration; the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial intelligent radio signals. This book contains the proceedings of the Fourth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution that took place in September 1995, in which scientists from a wide geographical distribution joined in a Memorial to Cyril Ponnamperuma, who was a pioneer in the field of chemical evolution, the origin of life, and exobiology, and also initiated the Trieste Conferences on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life. This fourth Conference was therefore dedicated to his memory. Audience: Graduate students and researchers in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of chemical evolution and the origin of life.

Physics Of Living Matter Space Time And Information The Proceedings Of The 27th Solvay Conference On Physics

Physics Of Living Matter  Space  Time And Information  The   Proceedings Of The 27th Solvay Conference On Physics
Author: Gross David J,Sevrin Alexander,Shraiman Boris
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 9813239263
ISBN 13: 9789813239265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics Of Living Matter Space Time And Information The Proceedings Of The 27th Solvay Conference On Physics Book Review:

Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The format is quite different from other conferences as the emphasis is placed on discussion. The 27th edition held in October 2017 in Brussels and chaired by Boris Shraiman continued this tradition and addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the fields of biophysics, gathering many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems.The proceedings contain the 'rapporteur talks' giving a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished renowned scientists. These lectures cover the five sessions: 'Intra-cellular Structure and Dynamics', 'Cell Behavior and Control', 'Inter-cellular Interactions and Patterns', 'Morphogenesis', 'Evolutionary dynamics'.In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants — expert, yet lively and sometimes contentious — have been edited to retain their flavor and are reproduced in full. The reader is taken on a breathtaking ride through a fascinating field which is expanding rapidly and which was for the first time the subject of a Solvay Conference on Physics.

Biophysics

Biophysics
Author: William C. Parke
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 3030441466
ISBN 13: 9783030441463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From a Life of Physics

From a Life of Physics
Author: A Salam,H A Bethe,P A M Dirac,W Heisenberg,E P Wigner,O Klein,E M Lifshitz
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1989-05-01
ISBN 10: 9814513881
ISBN 13: 9789814513883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From a Life of Physics Book Review:

A compilation of previously unpublished lectures delivered at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics by the pioneers and creators of modern physics --Bethe, Dirac, Heisenberg, Wigner, Klein and Landau (the sixth delivered by E Lifshitz). By sharing with us their own lives of physics, these outstanding physicists convey the sense of total dedication, the pleasure and elegance of scientific creation at its peak. Readers would acquire a deeper sense of the scope and nature of physics, and the insights of its fascinating diverse disciplines as the developments of modern physics are being unfolded through history. Contents:Foreword: Twenty-One Years After (Abdus Salam)Energy on Earth and in the Stars (H A Bethe)Methods in Theoretical Physics (P A M Dirac)Theory, Criticism and a Philosophy (W Heisenberg)The Scientist and Society (E P Wigner)From My Life of Physics (O Klein)Landau-Great Scientist and Teacher (tribute by E M Lifshitz) Readership: Physicists.

The Physics of Living

The Physics of Living
Author: Norman E. Amundson
Publsiher: Richmond, B.C. : Ergon Communications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780968434536
ISBN 13: 0968434533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Living Book Review:

The Physics of living examines patterns that extend across the physical and psychological realms. Within its pages there is the opportunity to explore metaphors and through this exploration to examine life and career issues. Some of the topics addressed include life balance, energy transfer, identity development, burnout, quantum thinking, and hope, heroes and opportunity. This is a book about life and how to live in the world with wisdom, truth, and beauty.

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life

Storm in a Teacup  The Physics of Everyday Life
Author: Helen Czerski
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0393248976
ISBN 13: 9780393248975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life Book Review:

“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.