University Physics for the Life Sciences, 1st edition

  • Randall D Knight, 
  • Brian Jones, 
  • Stuart Field

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University Physics for the Life Sciences helps you understand the connection between physics and biology. By blending light calculus-based physics with biology and consistently presenting the medical application, you’ll see the relevance and real-world application of physics to your career as you prepare for the MCAT.

Published by Pearson (June 8th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137394722

Subject: Physics

Category: Calculus-Based Physics

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART I Force and Motion

  1. Physics for the Life Sciences
  2. Describing Motion
  3. Motion Along a Line
  4. Force and Motion
  5. Interacting Systems
  6. Equilibrium and Elasticity
  7. Circular and Rotational Motion
  8. Momentum
  9. Fluids

PART II Energy and Thermodynamics

  1. Work and Energy
  2. Interactions and Potential Energy
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Kinetic Theory
  5. Entropy and Free Energy

PART III Oscillations and Waves

  1. Oscillations
  2. Traveling Waves and Sound
  3. Superposition and Standing Waves

PART IV Optics

  1. Wave Optics
  2. Ray Optics
  3. Optical Instruments

PART V Electricity and Magnetism

  1. Electric Forces and Fields
  2. Electric Potential
  3. Biological Applications of Fields and Potentials
  4. Current and Resistance
  5. Circuits
  6. Magnetic Fields and Forces
  7. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves

PART VI Modern Physics

  1. Quantum Physics
  2. Atoms and Molecules
  3. Nuclear Physics

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