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The Resource Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems

Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems

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Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems
Title
Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book invites biologists to look at their science from the point of view of Newtonian physics. Because biology occupies that range of scale over which Newton's mechanics can account for physical processes to a level of precision appreciably higher than that to which biologists are accustomed, this is an exercise that can yield new insights and a fuller understanding of biological processes. Writing in a clear, accessible style, the author demonstrates the operation of physical laws at all levels, from cellular structures to entire ecosystems. In fact, although ecology might seem an unpromising field for a mechanical approach, it is here that considerations of such Newtonian concepts as mass and rates of flow are most valuable, yielding new information on the constraints to the dynamics and development of integrated systems, including those that contain human populations
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pennycuick, C. J.
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH513
LC item number
.P46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biomechanics
  • Biophysics
  • Animal mechanics
  • Ecology
  • Animals
  • Biomechanics
  • Biophysics
  • Environment
Label
Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newton still rules -- Gravity, frequency, and the method of dimensions -- Muscles as engines -- Scaling -- Fractal objects -- The functioning of ecosystems -- Ecosystems modified by human activities
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 111 pages
Isbn
9780198540212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Newton rules biology: a physical approach to biological problems
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newton still rules -- Gravity, frequency, and the method of dimensions -- Muscles as engines -- Scaling -- Fractal objects -- The functioning of ecosystems -- Ecosystems modified by human activities
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 111 pages
Isbn
9780198540212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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