Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Biophysics /
Author Glaser, Roland.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Glaser, Roland.Biophysik.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 43903545
ISBN 3540670882; 9783540670889
Subjects Biophysics. ; Biofysica. ; Biophysik.--(DE-588)4006891-2 ; Biologie molculaire. ; Biophysique.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Table of contents
Publisher description
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  QH505.G5413 2001 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 05/16/2016
Edition Rev. 5th ed.
Collation xvi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Revised edition of: Biophysik. 4th ed. 1996. Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-344) and index.
Contents Notes
The message of this book is that biophysics is the science of physical principles underlaying the "phenomenon life" on all levels of organization. Rather than teaching "physics for biologists" or "physical methods applied to biology", it regards it's subject as a defined discipline with its own network of ideas and approaches. The book statrs by explaining molecular and supramolecular structures of biological systems, various kinds of atomic, molecular and ionic inter actions movements, energy transfer, slef organization of supramolecular structures and dynamic properties of biological membranes. It then goes onto introduce the biological organism as a non-equilibrium system, before treating thermodynamic concepts of osmotic and electrolyte equilibria, currents and potential profiles as well as mechanical and electrical properties of biological materials. Further treated are topics of environmental biophysics and such medical aspects as the influence of electromagnetic fields or radiation on living systems and the biophysics of hearing and noise protection. The book concludes with a discussion of system analysis, including models of neural processes as well as of ecological interactions, growth, differentation and evolution. - Publisher.