Franklin

Mechanics of the cell / David Boal.

Author/Creator:
Boal, David H.
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 608 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Cells -- Mechanical properties.
Physical biochemistry.
Summary:
"Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at www.cambridge.org/9780521130691"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Preface; List of symbols; 1. Introduction to the cell; 2. Soft materials and fluids; Part I. Rods and Ropes: 3. Polymers; 4. Complex filaments; 5. Two-dimensional networks; 6. Three-dimensional networks; Part II. Membranes: 7. Biomembranes; 8. Membrane undulations; 9. Intermembrane and electrostatic forces; Part III. The Whole Cell: 10. Structure of the simplest cells; 11. Dynamic filaments; 12. Growth and division; 13. Signals and switches; Appendixes; Glossary; References; Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edith E. Clark Endowment Fund.
Contributor:
Edith E. Clark Endowment Fund.
ISBN:
0521130697
9780521113762
0521113768
9780521130691 (pbk.)
OCLC:
754389836
Publisher Number:
99948604838
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