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Biophysics pp 95-243 | Cite as

Energetics and Dynamics of Biological Systems

  • Roland Glaser
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Abstract

While in the previous part of this book basic physical principles are explained governing the formation of molecular and supramolecular biological structures, we will come now to various functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. For this, of course, molecular considerations form an important fundament, but at the same time, phenomenological parameters, like concentration, volume, viscosity, dielectric constants, conductivity, etc., are used which in fact are defined for large and homogeneous systems. In this way, we begin to enter the field of the so-called continuum physics.

Keywords

Osmotic Pressure Entropy Production Stochastic Resonance Transmembrane Potential Diffusion Potential 
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  1. 1.Humboldt-UniversitätBerlinGermany

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