The Physics of Life

An empowering new view of the nature of physics and the constant evolution of our physical and social world

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  • Author : Adrian Bejan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 1250078822
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Physics of Life

Physics of Life
  • Author : Clas Blomberg
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 October 2007
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The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to processes in the cell to wider themes such as the brain, the origin of life and evolution. It also considers general questions of common interest such as reductionism, determinism and

Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences
  • Author : Jay Newman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 October 2008
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Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.

The Physics Behind...

The Physics Behind...
  • Author : Russ Swan
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Release : 30 August 2018
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Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts? The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars?

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
  • Author : Helen Czerski
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 10 January 2017
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“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions:

How Things Work

How Things Work
  • Author : Louis A. Bloomfield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 15 December 2015
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How Things Work provides an accessible introduction to physics for the non-science student. Like the previous editions it employs everyday objects, with which students are familiar, in case studies to explain the most essential physics concepts of day-to-day life. Lou Bloomfield takes seemingly highly complex devices and strips away the complexity to show how at their heart are simple physics ideas. Once these concepts are understood, they can be used to understand the behavior of many devices encountered in everyday

A World Beyond Physics

A World Beyond Physics
  • Author : Stuart A. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2019
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How did life start? Is the evolution of life describable by any physics-like laws? Stuart Kauffman's latest book offers an explanation-beyond what the laws of physics can explain-of the progression from a complex chemical environment to molecular reproduction, metabolism and to early protocells, and further evolution to what we recognize as life. Among the estimated one hundred billion solar systems in the known universe, evolving life is surely abundant. That evolution is a process of "becoming" in each case. Since

Air and Water

Air and Water
  • Author : Mark Denny
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to their terrestrial or aquatic "media."

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Solid State Sciences Committee,Committee on CMMP 2010
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 21 January 2008
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The development of transistors, the integrated circuit, liquid-crystal displays, and even DVD players can be traced back to fundamental research pioneered in the field of condensed-matter and materials physics (CMPP). The United States has been a leader in the field, but that status is now in jeopardy. Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics, part of the Physics 2010 decadal survey project, assesses the present state of the field in the United States, examines possible directions for the 21st century, offers a set of

The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life

The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life
  • Author : Jan Kuban
  • Publisher : QBS-Quality Business Software sp. z o.o.
  • Release : 01 February 2019
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"The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life" presents a coherent theory of the origin of life on Earth. According to the author, life cannot be understood solely on the basis of one scientific discipline and therefore, among many areas, he chose those issues which, in his opinion, are the most important in understanding the mystery of life. There are 59 of them and they come from: logic, set theory, systems theory, stability theory, philosophy, automation, chemistry, biology, information theory, cybernetics,

Furry Logic

Furry Logic
  • Author : Matin Durrani,Liz Kalaugher
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 06 October 2016

The animal world is full of mysteries. Why do dogs slurp from their drinking bowls while cats lap up water with a delicate flick of the tongue? How does a tiny turtle hatchling from Florida circle the entire northern Atlantic before returning to the very beach where it hatched? And how can a Komodo dragon kill a water buffalo with a bite only as strong as a domestic cat's? These puzzles – and many more besides – are all explained by physics.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
  • Author : Michio Kaku
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 15 March 2011
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers,

Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire
  • Author : Jeremy England
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't. For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the

Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 February 2020
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Instant New York Times Bestseller A captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose, from the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe. "Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose." —The New York Times (A Notable Book of 2020) Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us