Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology

January 31, 2020 - Comment

This classic text has been used in over 20 countries by advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biophysics, physiology, medical physics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. It bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and the application of physics to the life and biomedical sciences. Extensively revised and updated, the fifth edition incorporates new developments

This classic text has been used in over 20 countries by advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biophysics, physiology, medical physics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. It bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and the application of physics to the life and biomedical sciences. 
Extensively revised and updated, the fifth edition incorporates new developments at the interface between physics and biomedicine. New coverage includes cyclotrons, photodynamic therapy, color vision, x-ray crystallography, the electron microscope, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, nanomedicine, and other topics highlighted in the National Research Council report BIO2010. As with the previous edition, the first half of the text is primarily biological physics, emphasizing the use of ideas from physics to understand biology and physiology, and the second half is primarily medical physics, describing the use of physics in medicine for diagnosis (mainly imaging) and therapy. 
Prior courses in physics and in calculus are assumed. Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology is also ideal for self study and as a reference for workers in medical and biological research. Over 850 problems test and enhance the student’s understanding and provide additional biological examples. A solutions manual is available to instructors. Each chapter has an extensive list of references.

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Anonymous says:

Five Stars An excellent book dedicated to how physics could be applied to solve related problems in biomedical science and engineering. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wish to pursue reasearch in this challenging field!

Anonymous says:

Indispensable From its very first editions, this book has been the gold standard for clear exposition of the most important physics needed to understand medicine, biology, and medical technology. Each edition has kept the material up to date and extended the book’s breathtaking reach, for example, adding a chapter on ultrasound. A physics textbook is only as good as the problems it offers, and this edition has many more than before. Many of the problems are directly relevant to medicine or biomedical…

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