Reviews of the first edition: 'In Mechanics of the Cell David Boal explains the mechanical properties of the biopolymers found within cells … for graduate students in the general field and for biotechnologists required to consider added dimensions to their work it represents a comprehensive text that ought to make it a standard reference for many years.' Ian Jones, Chemistry in Britain
'If we were really honest with ourselves, most of us would have to admit that we often take the humble biological cell for granted … David Boal describes the architecture of the biological cell's internal and external structure in extensive detail … This book is highly detailed; by virtue of the incredibly complex mechanics underlying the specialised properties of biological cells, it needs to be!' Kevin Coward, Biologist
'This book is by a physicist attempting to get across the underlying physical principles behind biological structures … a very useful text, which fills a hole in the literature, and will serve as a useful reference for a number of years to come.' John Seddon, Chemistry Industry
Über das Produkt
Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, this second edition now covers complex filaments, the cell division cycle, cell control and organization, and fluctuation phenomena. In full color and with around 280 end-of-chapter exercises, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering.