Biology in Physics. Is Life Matter by Konstantin Bogdanov

By Konstantin Bogdanov

Biology in Physics is a thorough new ebook which bridges the space among biology and physics. the purpose is to advertise an interdisciplinary alternate of clinical details and ideas, to be able to stimulate cooperation in study. The scope of this quantity explores either the recommendations and strategies of biophysics and illustrates the newest advances in our figuring out of the various particular mechanisms which are utilized by dwelling organisms. This quantity represents a different attempt to compile the data that may permit a nonbiologically orientated physicist to understand the $64000 function that physics performs in existence sciences.

  • An creation to biophysics for non-specialist
  • Covers all of the vital topices in sleek biophysics
  • Takes account of the most recent details rising from biophysical projects
  • Reports on novel healing strategies
  • Presents an advanced-level assessment of mechanisms that keep an eye on quite a few approaches in organisms starting from bacterial to whales

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It is hemoglobin that gives the erythrocytes (and all the blood) their red color, whereas hemoglobin's ability to reversibly bond with oxygen insures the high oxygen capacity of blood1. A liter of blood, free of erythrocytes, can bind only 3 mL of oxygen (at the atmospheric pressure), whereas a liter of normal blood can bind 200 mL. This enables the blood to perform its main function of supplying the cells of an organism with oxygen. 5nm) membrane and liquid contents, a nearsaturated hemoglobin solution.

18 Chapter 1. Electricity Inside Us flame spreading along Bickford's fuse; but it should be noted that with the former the required energy is supplied by the difference of concentration of potassium and sodium ions on each side of the membrane, whereas with the latter, it is supplied by the quick burning of easily inflammable insulation of the fuse. It is obvious that the greater the value of the space constant 2, the faster the nerve impulse can propagate. Since the values of r m and r i are almost the same in different cells and animals, it turns out that 2, and consequently the impulse propagation velocity, must depend mostly on the fiber diameter and grow proportionally with the square root of its value.

For this purpose two metal wires with the tiniest possible air gap between them were partially submerged into a tank where the fish swam. A brief closure of the wires attracted the fish's attention, and it moved close to the wires and produced an electric shock; sometimes at this very moment sparks flashed between the wires. For the sparks to be more visible, the experiments were carried out at night. Soon after the experiments were over, some London newspapers started advertising a shake-up with a discharge of an electric fish for only two shillings and six pence.

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