• Vasantha Pattabhi
  • N. Gautham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pages 24-36
  3. Pages 58-76
  4. Pages 77-85
  5. Pages 86-94
  6. Pages 95-111
  7. Pages 112-130
  8. Pages 131-143
  9. Pages 144-173
  10. Pages 199-209
  11. Pages 210-231
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


Biophysics, being an interdisciplinary topic, is of great importance in modern biology. This book addresses the needs of biologists, biochemists, and medical biophysicists for an introduction to the subject. The text is based on a one-semester course offered to graduate students of life sciences, and covers a wide range of topics from quantum mechanics to pre-biotic evolution. To understand the topics, only basic school level mathematics is required.

The first chapter introduces and refreshes the reader's knowledge of physics and chemistry. The next chapters cover various physico-chemical techniques used to study biomolecular structures, followed by treatments of spectroscopy, microscopy, diffraction, and computational techniques.

X-ray crystallography and NMR are dealt with in greater detail. The latter half of the book covers results obtained from applications of the above techniques. Some of the other topics dealt with are energy pathways, biomechanics, and neuro-biophysics.


X-ray biology biomechanics biophysics electron microscopy life sciences mechanics microscopy spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Vasantha Pattabhi
    • 1
  • N. Gautham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Crystallography & BiophysicsUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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