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Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo

Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo by Gabor Forgacs
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During development cells and tissues undergo changes in pattern and form that employ a wider range of physical mechanisms than at any other time in an organism's life. This book shows how physics can be used to analyze these biological phenomena. Written to be accessible to both biologists and physicists, major stages and components of the biological development process are introduced and then analyzed from the viewpoint of physics. The presentation of physical models requires no mathematics beyond basic calculus. Physical concepts introduced include diffusion, viscosity and elasticity, adhesion, dynamical systems, electrical potential, percolation, fractals, reaction-diffusion systems, and cellular automata. With full-color figures throughout, this comprehensive textbook teaches biophysics by application to developmental biology and is suitable for graduate and upper-undergraduate courses in physics and biology.
Cambridge University Press; November 2005
347 pages; ISBN 9780511133299
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Title: Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo
Author: Gabor Forgacs; Stuart A. Newman
 
ISBNs
0511133294
9780511133299
9780521783378