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New trends in the physics and mechanics of biological systems : Ecole de physique des Houches ; session XC, 6-31 July 2009

Author: L F Cugliandolo; M M Muller; A Goriely
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English
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These lecture notes present the latest trends and challenges in the modelling of biological systems from a mechanics perspective. They cover both fluid and solid mechanics, the modelling of growth in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L F Cugliandolo; M M Muller; A Goriely
ISBN: 9780199605835 0199605831
OCLC Number: 855983802
Description: xxi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Locomotion at Low Reynolds number ; 2. Surface Tension ; 3. Dynamics of Complex Bio-Fluids ; 4. Active Fluids and Gels ; 5. Elasticity and Dynamics of Cytoskeletal Filaments and their Networks ; 6. Morphoelasticity - A theory of elastic growth ; 7. Mechanics of Tumour Growth: Multiphase Models, Adhesion, and Evolving Configurations ; 8. Microbial mechanics: the growth and form of filamentary micro-organism ; 9. The physics of the cell membrane ; 10. Modeling Plant Morphogenesis and Growth ; 11. How cell mechanics shapes embryos
Responsibility: edited by Martine Ben Amar [and three others].

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This book collects and organises current material covering an extremely broad field of study, and for this reason it should be carefully read. * Contemporary Physics *

 
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