Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists is a concise book for undergraduates who have a limited background in chemistry. This book covers the main concepts in chemistry, provides simple explanations of chemical terminology, and illustrates underlying principles and phenomena in the life sciences with clear biological examples. Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition has been fully revised and updated and comprises new sections on water as a biological solvent, inorganic molecules and biological macromolecules.
Author: Julie Fisher
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-03-28
"Knowledge you need in an instant! BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams. BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers: The elements -- Chemical bonds and molecular shape -- Water- the biological solvent -- Carbon, the basis for life on Earth -- 3D-molecular structure of organic compounds -- Small inorganic molecules of biological importance -- Some metals in biology -- Molecular interactions -- Common reaction types of carbon based compounds -- Organic compounds by chemical class -- Aromatic compounds -- Chemical synthesis of biological molecules -- Important biological macromolecules by class -- Aqueous behaviour -- Elementary thermodynamics -- Kinetics -- Spectroscopy -- Appendix "--
Author: Alexander McLennan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Instant Notes in Molecular Biology, Fourth Edition is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts−an ideal revision checklist−followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.
Author: David Hames
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2011-04-19
BIOS Instant Notes in Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams. BIOS Instant Notes in Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers: Cells Amino acids and proteins Studying proteins Enzymes Membranes and cell signalling DNA structure and replication RNA synthesis and processing Protein synthesis Recombinant DNA technology Carbohydrate metabolism Lipid metabolism Respiration and energy Nitrogen metabolism
Author: David Reed
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Release Date: 2013
Written in a straightforward, accessible style, the book begins with an overview of basic chemical concepts. Building on these core principles, the reader is guided through subjects such as the structures and properties of organic molecules, equilibria, energetics, kinetics, biomolecules, reaction mechanisms, metabolism and structural methods. The relevance of each chemical concept to the study of biology is clearly explained at every stage, enabling students to develop a deep appreciation of the chemistry that underpins their chosen subject, and become confident in applying this knowledge to their own studies. Numerous boxed features highlight key ideas and explore more advanced concepts. For biology and biosciences undergraduates with little background in chemistry who need to bring their skills up to scratch quickly, and any students who wish to develop their confidence in chemistry to take their studies further, this book will be an invaluable resource.
The second edition of Instant Notes in Bioinformatics introduced the readers to the themes and terminology of bioinformatics. It is divided into three parts: the first being an introduction to bioinformatics in biology; the second covering the physical, mathematical, statistical and computational basis of bioinformatics, using biological examples wherever possible; the third describing applications, giving specific detail and including data standards. The applications covered are sequence analysis and annotation, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolite study, supramolecular organization, systems biology and the integration of-omic data, physiology, image analysis, and text analysis.
Author: Jonathan Crowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-01
Chemistry pervades our life. It moulds our climate, fuels our transport, gives food its taste and smell. Most of all, chemistry powers life itself. Chemistry for the Biosciences leads students through the essential concepts of chemistry that are central to understanding biological systems, using everyday examples and analogies to help them get to grips with the subject. With an emphasis on clear, straightforward explanations, it features biological examples throughout to illustrate just how integral chemistry is to the biosciences. With topics drawn from organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, students will encounter a broad range of essential concepts to master. Chemistry for the Biosciences includes many learning features - both in print and online - to help students grasp these concepts as quickly and thoroughly as possible. From the self-check questions throughout each chapter to help consolidate learning, to the Chemical Toolkits and Maths Tools that help students explore terminology, methods, and numerical skills that may be unfamiliar, the book is written to be a true course companion for students on biological and biomedical science degrees - one that will help them not only remember the essentials, but really understand them, setting students up for success in their later studies.
Instant Notes in Mathematics and Statistics for Life Scientists is aimed at undergraduate life science students who need to improve or brush-up their mathematical and statistical skills to a level which will make the quantitative components of most undergraduate biological courses accessible.
Physical Biology of the Cell is a textbook for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students. It maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters, a significantly expanded set of end-of-chapter problems, and is available in a variety of e-book formats.
Instant Notes in Physical Chemistry introduces the various aspects of physical chemistry in an order that gives the opportunity for continuous reading from front to back. The background to a range of important techniques is in incorporated to reflect the wide application of the subject matter. This book provides the key to the understanding and learning of physical chemistry.
Author: George Plopper
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-12-02
The ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in advanced cell biology coursesExtraordinary technological advances in the last century have fundamentally altered the way we ask questions about biology, and undergraduate and graduate students must have the necessary tools to investigate the world of the cell. The ideal text for students in advanced cell biology courses, Lewin's CELLS, Third Edition continues to offer a comprehensive, rigorous overview of the structure, organization, growth, regulation, movements, and interactions of cells, with an emphasis on eukaryotic cells. The text provides students with a solid grounding in the concepts and mechanisms underlying cell structure and function, and will leave them with a firm foundation in cell biology as well as a "big picture" view of the world of the cell. Revised and updated to reflect the most recent research in cell biology, Lewin's CELLS, Third Edition includes expanded chapters on Nuclear Structure and Transport, Chromatin and Chromosomes, Apoptosis, Principles of Cell Signaling, The Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion, Plant Cell Biology, and more. All-new design features and a chapter-by-chapter emphasis on key concepts enhance pedagogy and emphasize retention and application of new skills. Thorough, accessible, and essential, Lewin's CELLS, Third Edition, turns a new and sharper lens on the fundamental units of life.
Author: David Kealey
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2002-06-15
Instant Notes in Analytical Chemistry provides students with a thorough comprehension of analytical chemistry and its applications. It supports the learning of principles and practice of analytical procedures and also covers the analytical techniques commonly used in laboratories today.