Biophysics For Dummies (Paperback)
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The fun, easy way to get up to speed on biophysics concepts, principles, and practices
One of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines, biophysics applies methods and technologies from physics to the study of biological systems and phenomena, from the human nervous system to soil erosion to global warming. What are the best options for satisfying the world's growing energy demands? How can we feed the world's growing population? How can we contain, or reverse, global warming? How can we vouchsafe a plentiful supply of potable water for future generations? These are among the critical questions to which biophysicists work to provide answers.
- Biophysics courses are increasingly taken by students of biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, statistics, bioengineering, neuroscience, computer science, pharmacology, agriculture, and many more
- Provides a friendly, unintimidating overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biophysics course
- A one-stop reference, course supplement and exam preparation tool for university students currently enrolled in an introductory biophysics courses
- An indispensable resource for those studying the natural sciences, biological sciences, and physics, as well as math, statistics, computer science, pharmacology and many other disciplines
- The current job market for people well versed in biophysics is very strong, and biophysics is currently listed as one of the fast-growing occupations in the North America
About the Author
Ken Vos, PhD, is a professor at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Ken has been teaching an introductory biophysics course since 1998 and won the University of Lethbridge's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008. His research interests include topics in biophysics with application to cancer treatment.