Random Walks in Biology

Princeton University Press, 27 sept. 1993 - 152 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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Table des matières

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Macroscopic Theory 17
Diffusion to Capture 37
Diffusion with Drift 48
Diffusion at Equilibrium 65
Movement of Selfpropelled
Other Random Walks 95
Appendix A Probabilities and Probability
The binomial distribution 118
Appendix B Differential Equations 125
Addendum to Chapter 6 134
Constants and Formulas 143
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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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