Zoological Physics

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Juli 2006



Zoological Physics presents a physicist's view of life. The primary life functions of animals, such as eating, growing, reproducing and getting around all depend on motion: Motion of food into the organism, motion of materials through the body, motion of limbs and motion of the entire body through water, air, and on land. These activities are controlled by internal information stored in the genes or generated in the brain and by external information gathered by the senses: predominantly eyes and ears. This book models these life functions with the tools of physics. It is aimed at students of life science, engineering and physics, but will also appeal to other readers with a general interest in animals.


Life: Information, Matter, and Energy.- Energy and Temperature.- Form and Forces.- Fluids in the Body.- Animals in Motion.- Locomotion.- Waves, the Carriers of Information.- Light, Abundant Information.- Sound.- Body Electronics and Magnetic Senses.- Better Physics: The Trifle of Difference.


EAN: 9783540208464
ISBN: 3540208461
Untertitel: Quantitative Models of Body Design, Actions, and Physical Limitations of Animals. 1st ed. 2004. Corr. 2nd printing 2006. 326 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: XX
Format: gebunden
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