Random Walks in Biology, Paperback
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This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know.

It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it.

Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility--subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Statistical physics
  • ISBN: 9780691000640



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Excellent little book on Brownian motion, diffusion and the motion of bacteria. Very conceptual and well written.

Also by Howard C. Berg