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Biophysics For Dummies by Ken Vos

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Chapter 1

Welcoming You to the World of Biophysics

In This Chapter

arrow Mentioning mechanics

arrow Flowing with fluids

arrow Riding the waves

arrow Identifying biophysics in the every day

Biophysics is the study of biology and all sciences connected to the biological sciences using the principles and laws of physics. It’s the ultimate interdisciplinary science combining biology, chemistry, and physics. If you love science, then biophysics is for you. The field touches on all aspects of all the natural sciences.

This chapter gives you the bird’s-eye view of biophysics and what you’ll find in this book. In this chapter, I explain the general features of biomechanics, the motion of fluids, waves and sounds, and electromagnetic force as well as radiation and radioactivity.

Getting the Lowdown on What Biophysics Really Is

No matter if you’re stuck taking a biophysics course to meet your science course requirements or you’re taking your first of many biophysics courses, you need to make sure you understand what you’re studying. Just break down the word biophysics. Bio means life and physics means nature, ...

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