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Author Boal, David H.,
Title Mechanics of the cell / David Boal.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition Second edition.

Subject Cells -- Mechanical properties.
Physical biochemistry.
Cell Physiological Phenomena.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 608 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Edition Second edition.
Summary "Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-602) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction to the cell -- 2. Soft materials and fluids -- 3. Polymers -- 4. Complex filaments -- 5. Two-dimensional networks -- 6. Three-dimensional networks -- 7. Biomembranes -- 8. Membrane undulations -- 9. Intermembrane and electrostatic forces -- 10. The simplest cells -- 11. Dynamic filaments -- 12. Growth and division -- 13. Signals and switches -- appendix A. Animal cells and tissues -- appendix B. The cell's molecular building blocks -- appendix C. Elementary statistical mechanics -- appendix D. Elasticity.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139223348 (electronic bk.)
1139223348 (electronic bk.)
9781139022217 (electronic bk.)
1139022210 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 7076450
OCLC # 801405893
Additional Format Print version: Boal, David H. Mechanics of the cell. 2nd ed. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521113762 (DLC) 2011038238 (OCoLC)754389836