Biophysics of the senses / Tennille D. Presley.Material type: TextSeries: IOP (Series). Release 3. | IOP concise physicsPublisher: San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Distributor: Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, Description: 1 electronic document (various pagings) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781681741116; 9781681742397Subject(s): Senses and sensation | Biophysics | Sensation -- physiology | Biophysics | Biophysics | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / BiophysicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 612.8084/6 LOC classification: QP431 | .P743 2016ebNLM classification: WL 702Online resources: Click here to access online Also available in print.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Preface -- 1. Units : the essential tools to all understanding -- 1.1. What are units and why are they important? -- 1.2. Unit conversions
2. Mechanics of the body -- 2.1. What is mechanics? -- 2.2. Speed, velocity, and acceleration -- 2.3. Newton's law of motion -- 2.4. Bodily movements
3. How physics generates order in the body? -- 3.1. Bodily order -- 3.2. Work, energy, and power -- 3.3. Thermodynamics -- 3.4. Metabolism -- 3.5. Pressure
4. Electrical properties of the body -- 4.1. Atoms and electricity -- 4.2. Electric force, electric field, and electric potential -- 4.3. Current, voltage, and power -- 4.4. Magnetism -- 4.5. Capacitance
5. Free radicals -- 5.1. What is a free radical? -- 5.2. Types of free radicals -- 5.3. Interrelationships of radicals -- 5.4. Antioxidants -- 5.5. Ways to measure free radicals
6. Cardiac conductivity -- 6.1. Machinery of the heart and blood flow -- 6.2. Membrane potential -- 6.3. Electrocardiogram and echocardiogram -- 6.4. Cardiac abnormalities
7. The human mind -- 7.1. What is a neuron? -- 7.2. Nerve impulses -- 7.3. Quantum mechanics -- 7.4. Cognition and neurological disorders -- 7.5. Networks and regulatory control
8. Physics of nutrition, exercise, and disease -- 8.1. Physics of a healthy diet--sense of taste -- 8.2. Exercise -- 8.3. Impact of disease -- Appendix.
Biophysics of the Senses 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.
Bio science, chemists, non-major physics.
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Tennille D. Presley, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor at Winston Salem State University (WSSU). She received her PhD from The Ohio State University and was the first African-American to graduate from the biophysics program. She joined WSSU in 2010 and was recently Visiting Faculty at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She has published more than a dozen articles in free radical research and her current research involves investigating the effect of thermodynamics on free radicals and proteins in a state of vascular dysfunction.
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