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  • ISBN: 9780122048401
  • ISBN10: 0122048407

Physics in Biology and Medicine

by Paul Davidovits

  • List Price: $50.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Academic Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
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This interdisciplinary introductory text covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. < I> Physics for Biology and Medicine, Second Edition< /I> is a concise introductory paperback that surveys and relates basic physics to living systems. It discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by physical or engineering analysis. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics * Provides many practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems* Explains the operation of modern medical devices such as Computerised Axial Tomography (CAT) scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in simple understandable terms* Presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology* Includes many figures, examples, and illustrative problems* Includes appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics
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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 303 p. Contains: Illustrations. Complementary Science Series. Audience: General/trade.