This text bridges the gap between introductory physics and its application to the life sciences. It is intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The Fourth Edition is updated to include new findings, discussion of stochastic processes and expanded coverage of anatomy and biology. The text includes many problems to test the student's understanding, and chapters include useful bibliographies for further reading. Its minimal prerequisites and wide coverage make it ideal for self-study. The fourth edition is updated throughout to reflect new developments.
This text, useful as a course text or advanced self study, bridges the gap between introductory physics and its application to the life sciences. The theoretical discussion is related closely to experiment, and the text includes numerous problems and exercises.
1. Mechanics; 2. Exponential Growth and Decay; 3. Systems of Many Particles; 4. Transport in an Infinite Medium; 5. Transport Through Neutral Membranes; 6. Impulses in Nerve and Muscle Cells; 7. The Exterior Potential and the Electrocardiogram; 8. Biomagnetism; 9. Electricity and Magnetism at the Cellular Level; 10. Feedback and Control; 11. The Method of Least Squares and Signal Analysis; 12. Images; 13. Sound and Ultrasound; 14. Atoms and Light; 15. Interaction of Photons and Charged Particles with Matter; 16. Medical Use of X Rays; 17. Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Medicine; 18. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.