© 1986

Principles and Models of Biological Transport


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Morton H. Friedman
    Pages 1-21
  3. Morton H. Friedman
    Pages 22-42
  4. Morton H. Friedman
    Pages 43-73
  5. Morton H. Friedman
    Pages 74-104
  6. Morton H. Friedman
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  7. Morton H. Friedman
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  8. Morton H. Friedman
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  9. Morton H. Friedman
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  10. Morton H. Friedman
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 250-260

About this book


This text is designed for a first course in biological mass transport, and the material in it is presented at a level that is appropriate to advanced undergraduates or early graduate level students. Its orientation is somewhat more physical and mathematical than a biology or standard physiology text, reflecting its origins in a transport course that I teach to undergraduate (and occasional graduate) biomedical engineering students in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins. The audience for my cours- and presumably for this text - also includes chemical engineering undergraduates concentrating in biotechnology, and graduate students in biophysics. The organization of this book differs from most texts that at­ tempt to present an engineering approach to biological transport. What distinguishes biological transport from other mass transfer processes is the fact that biological transport is biological. Thus, we do not start with the engineering principles of mass transport (which are well presented elsewhere) and then seek biological ap­ plications of these principles; rather, we begin with the biological processes themselves, and then develop the tools that are needed to describe them. As a result, more physiology is presented in this text than is often found in books dealing with engineering applica­ tions in the life sciences.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Physics Laboratory and School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles and Models of Biological Transport
  • Authors Morton H. Friedman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16370-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-02469-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-02467-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 68 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Cell Biology
    Physical Chemistry
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