An Introduction

  • Roland¬†Glaser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Roland Glaser
    Pages 1-4
  3. Roland Glaser
    Pages 245-332
  4. Roland Glaser
    Pages 333-375
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-407

About this book


Biophysics is the science of physical principles underlying all processes of life, including the dynamics and kinetics of biological systems.

This fully revised 2nd English edition is an introductory text that spans all steps of biological organization, from the molecular, to the organism level, as well as influences of environmental factors. In response to the enormous progress recently made, especially in theoretical and molecular biophysics, the author has updated the text, integrating new results and developments concerning protein folding and dynamics, molecular aspects of membrane assembly and transport, noise-enhanced processes, and photo-biophysics. The advances made in theoretical biology in the last decade call for a fully new conception of the corresponding sections. Thus, the book provides the background needed for fundamental training in biophysics and, in addition, offers a great deal of advanced biophysical knowledge.


Biological membranes Biological systems Electromagnetic fields Environmental biophysics Kinetics Photo-biophysics Protein dynamics Radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • Roland¬†Glaser
    • 1
  1. 1.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25211-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25212-9
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