P. Kervalishvili

(Biophysics for Engineers through 15 Chapters)


უაკ 577.3

ISBN 978-9941-20-749-7

288 გვერდი

დამტკიცების თარიღი 07.07.2021


This book is intended to be a basic and essential source of information about applied biophysics, not as an in-depth and exhaustive treatise of the field but useful for students of biomedical specializations. The objective is to provide a basic knowledge of a broad range of topics so that even a newcomer can rapidly acquire the minimal necessary background for research and development as well as engineering applications of biomedicine as well.

Although several monographs, textbooks and lecture-notes exist that cover selective aspects of biophysics, there is a clear necessity for a cluster of lectures that provides a unified synthesis of this subject. The need for such a book as this became apparent while teaching this topic as an interdisciplinary course at a university level.

The book is written with the following readership in mind:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students specialized in biomedicine and biomedical engineering.
  • Researchers working in the area; it will provide useful information for them in areas outside their expertise and serve as a reference source.
  • Educators who provide training and tutorial courses at universities as well as at various professional society meetings; it will serve them as a textbook that elucidates basic principles of existing knowledge and multidisciplinary approaches.

This book encompasses the fundamentals and various applications involving the integration of physics and biology into biophysics. Each lecture begins with an introduction describing what a reader will find in it. Each lecture ends with highlights which consist additional information about subjects discussed in relevant lecture including figures, graphs, equations. In each of the lecture, a description of future directions of research and development is also provided, as well as a brief discussion of the current status, identifying some of areas of future opportunities. Some of the existing sources of instrumentation and supplies relevant to the content of many of the applications are also described.

Author intends that this book serve both as a textbook for education and training as well as a reference book that aids research and development of those areas integrating physics, physical chemistry and biology of different living organisms. Another aim of the book is to stimulate the interest of researchers and healthcare professionals and to foster collaboration through multidisciplinary programs.

Author hopes that this book will find wide relevant readership. At the same time, he believes that fruitfulness of the book is absolutely personal object. Similarly, writers bring not just their knowledge and their technical skill to the creation of a book, but also their personalities. In writing something which might be used as a textbook author is giving to readers his view which strongly might be not a consensus of the domain field. This is advantage and at the same time disadvantage of free thinking, which is the main characteristic of creative minds.