Random Walks in Biology: New and Expanded Edition

Princeton University Press, 20 nov. 2018 - 168 pages

This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know. It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it. Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility--subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.


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Excellent little book on Brownian motion, diffusion and the motion of bacteria. Very conceptual and well written. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface 1983
Microscopic Theory
Macroscopic Theory
Chapter 3 Diffusion to Capture
Chapter 4 Diffusion with Drift
Chapter 5 Diffusion at Equilibrium
Chapter 7 Other Random Walks
Appendix A Probabilities and Probability Distributions
Appendix B Differential Equations
Appendix C Addendum to Chapter 6
Appendix D Constants and Formulas
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Chapter 6 Movement of Selfpropelled Objects

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Howard C. Berg is Professor of Biology at Harvard University and a Member of the Rowland Institute for Science.

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