© 1983


  • Walter Hoppe
  • Wolfgang Lohmann
  • Hubert Markl
  • Hubert Ziegler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. G. Ludwig Hofacker
    Pages 207-264
  3. Friedrich Dörr
    Pages 265-288
  4. Ernst-Georg Niemann
    Pages 289-300
  5. Helmut Simon
    Pages 301-315
  6. Friedrich Dörr, Peter Schuster, Gernot Renger
    Pages 316-371
  7. Robert Huber, William S. Bennett Jr., Georg E. Schulz
    Pages 372-394
  8. Hermann Heumann, Wolfram Zillig
    Pages 395-407
  9. Jürgen Engel
    Pages 408-412
  10. Knute A. Fisher, Walther Stoeckenius, Erich Sackmann, Berthold Neumcke, Manfred H. Weisenseel, Eberhard Fromter et al.
    Pages 413-514
  11. Gernot Renger, Karl M. Hartmann, Wolfgang Haupt, W. D. McElroy
    Pages 515-565
  12. Hans Georg Mannherz, Kenneth Charles Holmes, Rudolof Dietrich Bauer, Rudi Busse, Erik Wetterer, Hubert Ziegler et al.
    Pages 566-640
  13. Josef Dudel, Ulrich Thurm, Hubert Markl, Eberhard Zwicker, Geoffrey Manley, Gerhard Neuweiler et al.
    Pages 641-787
  14. Horst Mittelstaedt, Hans Marko, Werner Reichardt, Anders Johnsson
    Pages 788-828
  15. Peter Schuster, Hans Kuhn, Jürg Waser, Klaus Dose, Karl Sigmund
    Pages 829-924
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 925-944

About this book


What is biophysics? As with all subjects which straddle traditional boundaries between fields, it eludes a precise definition. Furthermore, it is impossible to do biophysics without having a certain foundation of knowledge in biology, physics, physical chemistry, chemistry and biochemistry. One approach to a biophysics textbook would be to refer the student to the literature of these neighboring fields, and to leave the selection of the appropriate supplementary material up to the student. The editors of this volume are of the opinion that it is more useful and less time-consuming to present a selection of the supplementary knowledge, in concentrated form, together with the subject matter specific to biophysics. The reader will thus find in this book introductions to such subjects as the structure and function of the cell, the chemical structure of biogenic macromolecules, and even theoretical chemistry. What, indeed, is biophysics? Must we consider it to include physiology, electromedicine, radiation medicine, etc. ? The field has evolved continuously in recent years. Molecular understanding oflife processes has come more and more to the fore. Just as the field of molecular physics has developed to describe structures and processes in the realm of non-living systems, there has been a corresponding development of molecular biophysics.


RNA amino acid biochemistry biology biophysics cell chemistry enzymes gene expression living systems membrane transport metabolism molecule photosynthesis physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Hoppe
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Lohmann
    • 2
  • Hubert Markl
    • 3
  • Hubert Ziegler
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für BiochemieMartinsriedGermany
  2. 2.Institut für BiophysikUniversität Gießen StrahlenzentrumGießenGermany
  3. 3.Fakultät für BiologieUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Botanik und MikrobiologieTechnischen Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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