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

The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life
Author: Adrian Bejan
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1250078822
ISBN 13: 9781250078827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Life Book Review:

An empowering new view of the nature of physics and the constant evolution of our physical and social world

The Physics Behind

The Physics Behind
Author: Russ Swan
Publsiher: Cassell
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 1788400968
ISBN 13: 9781788400961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics Behind Book Review:

Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts? The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars? Why is north really south? How do self-driving cars find their way around? These and many more topics are explored by starting with the basic science that makes them tick - examining the physics behind them. Packed with detailed original artwork and infographics, The Physics Behind... is perfect for anyone who has ever been curious about the science of life. Including: - The physics behind modern life: Wi-Fi, Facial recognition, touchscreens, microwave ovens, the ice cream and beer diet, taking a selfie, Flash memory, a bag of sugar, catching the train, calendars and clocks - The physics behind entertainment: optical discs, lasers, white water, executive toys, the electric guitar, music, 3D movies - The physics behind analysis: medical imaging, looking at little things, spectroscopy, crime scene investigation, tricorder, microfluidics, radiocarbon dating, proving the Earth is round - The physics behind space: rocket science, space weather, Planet Nine, space telescopes, is there anybody out there? life on Earth, life on Mars - The physics behind big science: what's the matter?, time travel, bomb or meltdown?, the Large Hadron Collider, the Human Genome Project, the Standard Model, gravity, everything - The physics behind the weird universe: strings, rings and other things, N-dimensional space, the hypercube, antimatter, the dark universe, quantum weirdness, quantum biology, time crystals and Majorana - The physics behind the environment: weather forecasts, climate change, renewable energy, migration, peacock feathers, sunburn, rainbows, spider silk - The physics behind transportation: autonomous autos, Hyperloop, Maglev, satellite navigation, motor sport, going rreeaallllyy fast, stealth - The physics behind everything else: curve balls, the Mpemba Effect, why north is really south, perpetual motion and the heat death of the universe, and the physics behind this book.

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.

Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire
Author: Jeremy England
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1541699009
ISBN 13: 9781541699007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Life Is on Fire Book Review:

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't. For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the very same forces that tend to tear things apart assembled the first living systems. But how life began isn't just a scientific question. We ask it because we want to know what it really means to be alive. So England, an ordained rabbi, uses his theory to examine how, if at all, science helps us find purpose in a vast and mysterious universe. In the tradition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Every Life Is on Fire is a profound testament to how something can come from nothing.

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.

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 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life

The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life
Author: Jan Kuban
Publsiher: QBS-Quality Business Software sp. z o.o.
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN 10: 1513646745
ISBN 13: 9781513646749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life Book Review:

"The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life" presents a coherent theory of the origin of life on Earth. According to the author, life cannot be understood solely on the basis of one scientific discipline and therefore, among many areas, he chose those issues which, in his opinion, are the most important in understanding the mystery of life. There are 59 of them and they come from: logic, set theory, systems theory, stability theory, philosophy, automation, chemistry, biology, information theory, cybernetics, mathematical game theory, evolutionism, mathematical analysis and, what is very important, economics. According to the author, knowledge of these disciplines is needed to understand what is going on in all aspects of life, from the molecular level to the human – social level. At the same time, you do not need to thoroughly study all these departments of science, you just need to know these 59 keys to understand the mystery of life.

Air and Water

Air and Water
Author: Mark Denny
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0691213887
ISBN 13: 9780691213880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air and Water Book Review:

Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to their terrestrial or aquatic "media."

From Physics to Daily Life

From Physics to Daily Life
Author: Beatrice Bressan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN 10: 3527687068
ISBN 13: 9783527687060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Physics to Daily Life Book Review:

Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. Additional sections of the book deal with knowledge management and technology transfer including its economic aspects. While each chapter has been drafted by an expert in the field, the editor has carefully edited the whole book, ensuring a coherent overall structure. A must-have for policy makers, technology companies, investors, strategic planners in research and technology, as well as attractive reading for the research community.

How Things Work

How Things Work
Author: Louis A. Bloomfield
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1119013844
ISBN 13: 9781119013846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Things Work Book Review:

How Things Work provides an accessible introduction to physics for the non-science student. Like the previous editions it employs everyday objects, with which students are familiar, in case studies to explain the most essential physics concepts of day-to-day life. Lou Bloomfield takes seemingly highly complex devices and strips away the complexity to show how at their heart are simple physics ideas. Once these concepts are understood, they can be used to understand the behavior of many devices encountered in everyday life. The sixth edition uses the power of WileyPLUS Learning Space with Orion to give students the opportunity to actively practice the physics concepts presented in this edition. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version. Access to WileyPLUS sold separately.

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Solid State Sciences Committee,Committee on CMMP 2010
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008-01-21
ISBN 10: 0309109698
ISBN 13: 9780309109697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Book Review:

The development of transistors, the integrated circuit, liquid-crystal displays, and even DVD players can be traced back to fundamental research pioneered in the field of condensed-matter and materials physics (CMPP). The United States has been a leader in the field, but that status is now in jeopardy. Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics, part of the Physics 2010 decadal survey project, assesses the present state of the field in the United States, examines possible directions for the 21st century, offers a set of scientific challenges for American researchers to tackle, and makes recommendations for effective spending of federal funds. This book maintains that the field of CMPP is certain to be principle to both scientific and economic advances over the next decade and the lack of an achievable plan would leave the United States behind. This book's discussion of the intellectual and technological challenges of the coming decade centers around six grand challenges concerning energy demand, the physics of life, information technology, nanotechnology, complex phenomena, and behavior far from equilibrium. Policy makers, university administrators, industry research and development executives dependent upon developments in CMPP, and scientists working in the field will find this book of interest.

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.

Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time
Author: Brian Greene
Publsiher: Vintage
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:

Instant New York Times Bestseller A captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose, from the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe. "Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose." —The New York Times (A Notable Book of 2020) Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal. From particles to planets, consciousness to creativity, matter to meaning—Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.

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

Biophysics

Biophysics
Author: William C. Parke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 9783030441456
ISBN 13: 3030441458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophysics Book Review:

This comprehensive and extensively classroom-tested biophysics textbook is a complete introduction to the physical principles underlying biological processes and their applications to the life sciences and medicine. The foundations of natural processes are placed on a firm footing before showing how their consequences can be explored in a wide range of biosystems. The goal is to develop the readers’ intuition, understanding, and facility for creative analysis that are frequently required to grapple with problems involving complex living organisms. Topics cover all scales, encompassing the application of statics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, electromagnetism, light, radiation physics, thermodynamics, statistical physics, quantum biophysics, and theories of information, ordering, and evolutionary optimization to biological processes and bio-relevant technological implementations. Sound modeling principles are emphasized throughout, placing all the concepts within a rigorous framework. With numerous worked examples and exercises to test and enhance the reader’s understanding, this book can be used as a textbook for physics graduate students and as a supplementary text for a range of premedical, biomedical, and biophysics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It will also be a useful reference for biologists, physicists, medical researchers, and medical device engineers who want to work from first principles.

What is Life the Physical Aspect of the Living Cell Mind and Matter

What is Life  the Physical Aspect of the Living Cell   Mind and Matter
Author: Erwin Schrödinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002296260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Life the Physical Aspect of the Living Cell Mind and Matter Book Review:

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.