Biophysics – An Introduction

Biophysics is an evolving, multidisciplinary subject that applies physics to biological systems and promotes an understanding of their physical properties and behavior. Biophysics: An Introduction, is a concise balanced introduction to this subject. Written in an accessible and readable style, the book takes a fresh, modern approach with the author successfully combining key concepts and theory with relevant applications and examples drawn from the field as a whole.

Beginning with a brief introduction to the origins of biophysics, the book takes the reader through successive levels of complexity, from atoms to molecules, structures, systems and ultimately to the behaviour of organisms. The book also includes extensive coverage of biopolymers, biomembranes, biological energy, and nervous systems. The text not only explores basic ideas, but also discusses recent developments, such as protein folding, DNA/RNA conformations, molecular motors, optical tweezers and the biological origins of consciousness and intelligence.

* Is a carefully structured introduction to biological and medical physics
* Provides exercises at the end of each chapter to encourage student understanding
Assuming little biological or medical knowledge, this book is invaluable to undergraduate students in physics, biophysics and medical physics. The book is also useful for graduate students and researchers looking for a broad introduction to the subject.

About Book

Title: Biophysics: An Introduction
Author: Rodney Cotterill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2003
ISBN: 0470854561, 9780470854563
Length: 408 pages

Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course

In keeping with modern trends, the courses in engineering materials or engineering metals and alloys have been replaced by a course in Materials Science in many institutions in India and abroad. Most of the curricula in metallurgy, ceramics, and other materials-oriented disciplines have also incorporated a first general course in materials science. This book is intended for use in such courses as well as by the students of applied sciences. Postgraduates who have had no previous exposure to the subject should also find this book useful. In deciding the level at which this material is to be covered, it has been assumed that the reader has a background in college-level physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Though not essential, elementary knowledge of physical chemistry and thermodynamics would be an added advantage.

Reasonably wide coverage in sufficient depth has been attempted, giving the necessary importance to the physical, mechanical, chemical, electrical, and magnetic properties. Consistent with the moderate size of the book, the author has tried to emphasize the properties that are more structure-sensitive. Keeping in view the engineering applications, numerous examples of real materials of technological importance have been discussed. A number of colleagues of the author and over 1500 students who studied this first course during the last 10 years have contributed significantly in-class testing and greatly improving this work. In particular, mention must be made of Drs. E.C. Subbarao, D. Chakravorty, L.A. Shepard, M.F. Merriam, C.V. Seshadri, R.K. Mittal, and Shri V.M. Kumar and M.L. Gandhi. The author is grateful to Professor N.M. Swani for his encouragement and interest. Special mention must be made of Professor Morris Cohen for providing the author an opportunity to teach materials science courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Book

Publisher: Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited; 6th Revised edition edition (2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9788120350922
ISBN-13: 978-8120350922
ASIN: 8120350928


The star-filled night sky is one of the most fascinating sights of nature. Ancient people saw patterns in the stars. They iniagined familiar shapes outlined by prominent stars and used them as guideposts in the sky to navigate and measure the passage of time .. But they didn’t know what the stars really were. They were unaware that the tiny stars were actually far-away suns, some much bigger and brighter than our own. It took centuries of patient observation by astronomers and careful theoretical studies by physicists to unravel the secrets of the stars. What came out of these efforts is truly mind-boggling. Stars, as it turned out, are mortals like we humans .

They are born out of giant gas and dust clouds in star nurseries as their nuclear furnace is lit, triggered by gravity. Then, as their nuclear fuel gets depleted, they grow old and eventually die. Most star deaths are uneventful and go unnoticed. But some in their dying moment blaze forth with the brilliance of a million suns. With temperatures reaching several thousand million degrees, these violent deaths of stars also create the stuff that we are all made of. The fascinating story of the life of stars is also the story of what goes on inside stars.

About Book

Author: Biman Basil
ISBN: 81-7236-022-3
Publisher: Designed, Printed and Published by

An Introduction to Fiber Optics

Recent advances in the development of low-loss optical fibers have revolutionized the field of telecommunications, and fiber-based networks form a key part of international communications systems. This book introduces the physical principles of optical fibers and details their use in sensor technology and modern optical communication systems. The authors begin by setting out the basic propagation characteristics of single-mode and multimode optical fibers. In later chapters, they cover optical sources, optical detectors, and fiber-optic communication system design. They also treat a wide variety of related topics such as doped fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation, fiber sensors, and measurement techniques for the characterization of optical fibers. The book emphasizes the physical and engineering aspects of the subject. It will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in optical fiber communications, photonics, or optoelectronics.

About Book

Title: An Introduction to Fiber Optics
Authors: AJOY AUTOR Ghatak, Ajoy Ghatak, K. Thyagarajan, K. Thyagarajan
Length: 584 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (28 June 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521577853
ISBN-13: 978-0521577854

Khan’s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

The first edition of this book was published in 1984. Until the fourth edition, published in 2010, I was its sole author. As I planned for the fifth edition, I felt the need to add a co-author who would have the right qualifications, experience, and interest to collaborate with me in bringing this book to the current state of the art. I am delighted to have Dr. John Gibbons on board. John and I have made chapter-by-chapter revisions of the fourth edition in the light of new developments in the field.

These revisions included additions and subtractions wherever necessary, to make the text more precise and the topics more relevant to the needs of both the student and the practitioner. New sections and/or discussions were added to cover subjects that have received the most attention in the past few years, for example, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), and Failure Mode Event Analysis (FMEA) approach to quality assurance. A new chapter has been added to cover SBRT in greater detail. New color illustrations have also been added throughout to update the book’s usefulness. A website with full text and an image bank accompanies the book for greater convenience in studying and teaching.

Dr. Khan’s classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry.

Expand your understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies with Khan’s The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 5th edition, the book that set the standard in the field. This classic full-color text helps the entire radiation therapy team-radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists-develop a thorough understanding of 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), high dose-rate remote after loaders (HDR), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and proton beam therapy, as well as the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. In preparing this new Fifth Edition, Dr. Kahn and new co-author Dr. John Gibbons made chapter-by-chapter revisions in the light of the latest developments in the field, adding new discussions, a new chapter, and new color illustrations throughout.

Now even more precise and relevant, this edition is ideal as a reference book for practitioners, a textbook for students, and a constant companion for those preparing for their board exams. Features Stay on top of the latest advances in the field with new sections and/or discussions of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and the Failure Mode Event Analysis (FMEA) approach to quality assurance. Deepen your knowledge of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) through a completely new chapter that covers SBRT in greater detail. Expand your visual understanding with new full-color illustrations that reflect current practice and depict new procedures. Access the authoritative information you need fast through the new companion website which features fully searchable text and an image bank for greater convenience in studying and teaching.


Title: The Physics of Radiation Therapy
Editor: Faiz M. Khan
Length: 624 pages
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 5th edition (1 April 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781451182453
ISBN-13: 978-1451182453

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

As we complete our work on this sixth edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, we are again struck by the remarkable changes in the field of biochemistry that have occurred between editions. The sheer volume of new information from high-throughput DNA sequencing, x-ray crystallography, and the manipulation of genes and gene expression, to cite only three examples, challenges both the seasoned researcher and the first-time biochemistry student. Our goal here is to strike a balance: to include new and exciting research findings without making the book overwhelming for students. The primary criterion for inclusion is that the new finding helps to illustrate an important principle of biochemistry.

The image on our cover, a map of the known metabolic transformations in a mitochondrion, illustrates the richness of factual material now available about biochemical transformations. We can no longer treat metabolic “pathways” as though they occurred in isolation; a single metabolite may be simultaneously part of many pathways in a three-dimensional network of metabolic transformations. Biochemical research focuses more and more upon the interactions among these pathways, the regulation of their interactions at the level of gene and protein, and the effects of regulation upon the activities of a whole cell or organism.

This edition of LPOB reflects these realities. Much of the new material that we have added reflects our increasingly sophisticated understanding of regulatory mechanisms, including those involved in altering the synthesis of enzymes and their degradation, those responsible for the control and timing of DNA synthesis and the cell cycle, and those that integrate the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins over time in response to changes in the environment and in different cell types


Title: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Authors:  David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox
Hardcover: 1158 pages
Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 6th edition (13 February 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1464109621
ISBN-13: 978-1464109621

Measurement and Instrumentation Principles

The foundations of this book lie in the highly successful text Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation by the same author. The first edition of this was published in 1988, and a second, revised and extended edition appeared in 1993. Since that time, a number of new developments have occurred in the field of measurement. In particular, there have been significant advances in smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital signal processing, digital recorders, digital fieldbuses, and new methods of signal transmission.

The rapid growth of digital components within measurement systems has also created a need to establish procedures for measuring and improving the reliability of the software that is used within such components. Formal standards governing instrument calibration procedures and measurement system performance have also extended beyond the traditional area of quality assurance systems (BS 5781, BS 5750 and more recently ISO 9000) into new areas such as environmental protection systems (BS 7750 and ISO 14000).

Thus, an up-to-date book incorporating all of the latest developments in measurement is strongly needed. With so much new material to include, the opportunity has been taken to substantially revise the order and content of the material presented previously in Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation, and several new chapters have been written to cover the many new developments in measurement and instrumentation that have occurred over the past few years.

To emphasize the substantial revision that has taken place, a decision has been made to publish the book under a new title rather than as a third edition of the previous book. Hence, Measurement and Instrumentation Principles has been born. The overall aim of the book is to present the topics of sensors and instrumentation, and their use within measurement systems, as an integrated and coherent subject. Measurement systems, and the instruments and sensors used within them, are of immense importance in a wide variety of domestic and industrial activities. The growth in the sophistication of instruments used in industry has been particularly significant as advanced automation schemes have been developed. Similar developments have also been evident in the military and medical applications.

About Book

Title: Measurement and Instrumentation Principles
Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 edition (9 March 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0750650818
ISBN-13: 978-0750650816

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications with the 8085

Gaonkar’s Microprocessor Architecture Programming & Applications with the 8085 PB is for 3rd Semester, 5th Semester, 4th Semester, 4th Semester, 6th Semester engineering students. The book introduces step by step programming and basic concepts related to programmable devices so as to have a better understanding of the subject. The books cover the syllabus for Electronics & Communication Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering.

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Applications with the 8085 This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the microprocessor, covering both hardware and software based on the 8085 Microprocessor family. This book was first published in 1984 and it has been in the field for nearly three decades. The microprocessor concepts that were at the cutting edge of the technology in the 1970s and 80s have become fundamentals of the computer field. It is gratifying to see such acceptance of the integrated approach to teaching microprocessor concepts.

The first of its kind to offer an integrated treatment of both the hardware and software aspects of the microprocessor, this comprehensive and thoroughly updated text focuses on the 8085 microprocessor family to teach the basic concepts underlying programmable devices. Providing a sound pedagogy – from basic concepts to applications – it fully prepares students to apply concepts learned to other microprocessors in higher-level courses or to a variety of situations they may encounter in their future jobs.

About Book

Title: Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications with the 8085
Author: Ramesh S. Gaonkar
Edition: 5
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, 2002
ISBN: 0130195707, 9780130195708
Length: 820 pages

Integrated Electronics

Written primarily for students who want to pursue and study electronic engineering, Millman’s Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems is a helpful and comprehensive guide. First published almost four decades ago, this edition has been adapted to inculcate modern changes and developments in electronics, and has been thoroughly revised.

The book commences with a preface to this new and adapted edition. Providing recent data on technology and electronic circuits, the book is divided into nineteen comprehensive chapters. Topics like Transport Phenomena in Semiconductors, Field Effect Transistor, Stability and Oscillators and Power Circuits and Systems are discussed in great detail. An entire chapter has been dedicated to multistage and feedback amplifiers as well. Each chapter culminates in a set of practice questions for the students.

Additionally, the text contains 574 review questions, 242 solved examples, 170 objective questions and 712 homework circuit-simulation problems. A list of reference symbols is also provided at the start of the book to aid the reader’s comprehension. The book culminates with two appendices, which address different conversion factors, probable values of general physical constants, and prefixes.

Implementing enhanced pedagogy, Millman’s Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems is an in-depth guide for those interested in electronic circuits and technology and is designed to help the reader get a firm grasp on the subject.

About Book

Title: Integrated Electronics
Author: Millman & Halkias
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2001
ISBN: 0074622455, 9780074622452
Length: 910 pages
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