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Author Boal, David H
Title Mechanics of the cell / David Boal
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 Physics Library  QH645.5 B662 2012    BILLED & PAID    30350000483985
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xiv, 608 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Note "Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-602) and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; List of symbols; 1. Introduction to the cell; 2. Soft materials and fluids; Part I. Rods and Ropes: 3. Polymers; 4. Complex filaments; 5. Two-dimensional networks; 6. Three-dimensional networks; Part II. Membranes: 7. Biomembranes; 8. Membrane undulations; 9. Intermembrane and electrostatic forces; Part III. The Whole Cell: 10. Structure of the simplest cells; 11. Dynamic filaments; 12. Growth and division; 13. Signals and switches; Appendixes; Glossary; References; Index
Subject Cells -- Mechanical properties
Physical biochemistry
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics. bisacsh
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