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Biophysics of the Senses (Second Edition)

Tennille D Presley


Biophysics of the Senses (Second Edition) connects fundamental properties of physics to biological systems, relating them directly to the human body. It includes discussions of the role of charges and free radicals in disease and homeostasis, how aspects of mechanics impact normal body functions, human bioelectricity and circuitry, forces within the body, and biophysical sensory mechanisms. This is an exciting view of how sensory aspects of biophysics are utilized in everyday life for students who are curious but struggle with the connection between biology and physics.
Updates to the first edition include two new chapters covering the mechanics of sound and hearing and power tools.

Key Features
  • Bridges the gap between physics and biology.
  • Easy to follow for those that are new to the field.
  • Highlights real-world applications of physics.
  • Includes step-by-step examples.

About Editors

Tennille D Presley, PhD is a tenured Associate Professor of Physics at Winston Salem State University (WSSU). She has been the recipient of numerous external and internal grants and awards including the Research Initiation Program for two years, the Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future Program Grant funded by the National Science Foundation and the Co-Director for the Provost's Scholars Science Immersion Program.

Table of Contents

1 Units: The essential tools to all understanding
2 Mechanics of the body
3 How physics generates order in the body
4 Electrical properties of the body
5 Free radicals
6 Cardiac conductivity
7 The human mind
8 Physics of nutrition, exercise and disease
9 Music's influence on physics and the body
10 Power tools and the body
11 Bibliography


Hardback ISBN: 9780750332811

Ebook ISBN: 9780750332835

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3283-5

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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