948 pages | 330 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.
Biology is a critical application area for engineering analysis and design, and students in engineering programs as well as ecologists and environmentalists must be well-versed in the fundamentals of biology as they relate to their field. Biology for Engineers, Second Edition is an introductory text that minimizes unnecessary memorization of connections and classifications and instead emphasizes concepts, technology, and the utilization of living things. Whether students are headed toward a bio-related engineering degree or one of the more traditional majors, biology is so important that all engineering students should know how living things work and act. Emphasizing the ever-present interactions between a biological unit and its physical, chemical, and biological environments, the book provides ample instruction on the basics of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering through a systems approach. It brings together all the concepts one needs to understand the role of biology in modern technology.
Classroom-tested at the University of Maryland, this comprehensive text introduces concepts and terminology needed to understand more advanced biology literature. Filled with practical detailed examples, the book presents:
Introduction. Science and Engineering. Scientific Method. Mathematical Modeling. Biological Engineering. Expectations for Biological Engineers. About Predictions. About This Book. Questions. Principles from the Sciences. Principles of Physics. Effort and Flow Variables. Balances. States of Matter. Equivalence of Work and Energy. Free Energy. Disorder and Entropy. Heat Transfer. Movement of Materials. Fluid Mechanics. Solid Mechanics. Electricity. Temperature Effects. Questions. Principles of Chemistry. Chemical Equilibrium. Acids and Bases. Reaction Rates. Carbon Chemistry. Physical Chemistry in Water. Protein Folding. Shape Effects and Enzymes. Energy-Rich Compounds. Questions. Principles of Mathematics and Engineering Sciences. Control Systems. Principles of Biology. Questions. Responses of Living Systems. Biological Responses in Context (BRIC). Questions. Scaling Factors. Allometric Relationships. Questions. Utilizing Living Systems. Biological Engineering Solutions.