Random Walks in Biology (Paperback)

New and Expanded Edition

By Howard C. Berg

Princeton University Press, 9780691000640, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 1993

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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.

About the Author

Howard C. Berg is Professor of Biology at Harvard University and a Member of the Rowland Institute for Science.