Physical biology of the cell /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Phillips, Rob, 1960-
Other Authors: Kondev, Jane., Theriot, Julie.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Garland Science, c2009.
Table of Contents:
  • Why: biology by the numbers
  • What and where: construction plans for cells and organisms
  • When: stopwatches at many scales
  • Who: "bless the little beasties"
  • Mechanical and chemical equilibrium in the living cell
  • Entropy rules!
  • Two-state systems: from ion channels to cooperative binding
  • Random walks and the structure of macromolecules
  • Electrostatics for salty solutions
  • Beam theory: architecture for cells and skeletons
  • Biological membranes: life in two dimensions
  • The mathematics of water
  • A statistical view of biological dynamics
  • Life in crowded and disordered environments
  • Rate equations and dynamics in the cell
  • Dynamics of molecular motors
  • Biological electricity and the Hodgkin-Huxley model
  • Sequences, specificity, and evolution
  • Network organization in space and time
  • Whither physical biology?