Egg to Chick

Author: Millicent E. Selsam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780064441131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Easy-to-read science text traces the fertilization of the egg and the growth and hatching out of the chick.

Polymer Microscopy

Author: Linda Sawyer,David T. Grubb,Gregory F. Meyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387726281

Category: Science

Page: 540

View: 3581


This extensively updated and revised Third Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to the study of the microstructure of polymers. It is the result of the authors' many years of academic and industrial experience. Introductory chapters deal with the basic concepts of both polymer morphology and processing and microscopy and imaging theory. The core of the book is more applied, with many examples of specimen preparation and image interpretation leading to materials characterization. Emerging techniques such as compositional mapping in which microscopy is combined with spectroscopy are considered. The book closes with a problem solving guide.

Stochastic Models, Information Theory, and Lie Groups, Volume 2

Analytic Methods and Modern Applications

Author: Gregory S. Chirikjian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817649441

Category: Mathematics

Page: 435

View: 7851


This unique two-volume set presents the subjects of stochastic processes, information theory, and Lie groups in a unified setting, thereby building bridges between fields that are rarely studied by the same people. Unlike the many excellent formal treatments available for each of these subjects individually, the emphasis in both of these volumes is on the use of stochastic, geometric, and group-theoretic concepts in the modeling of physical phenomena. Stochastic Models, Information Theory, and Lie Groups will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working in applied mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering. Extensive exercises, motivating examples, and real-world applications make the work suitable as a textbook for use in courses that emphasize applied stochastic processes or differential geometry.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8109



Physical Principles in Sensing and Signaling

With an Introduction to Modeling in Biology

Author: Robert G. Endres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600635

Category: Science

Page: 145

View: 3444


Cells are composed of thousands of different molecular species including DNA, proteins, and smaller molecules, allowing them to sense their environment, to process this r s2rmation, and to respond accordingly. Such responses include expression of genes or the control of their movement. Despite these properties, a living cell exists in the physical world and follows its laws. Applying physical principles in biology allows researchers to solve challenging problemsat the interface between biology and the physical sciences, including how accurately biological cells can sense chemicals in their environment, how cells encode physical stimuli in biochemical pathways,or how cells amplify signals and adapt to persistent stimulation. In this book, the reader is introduced to this fascinating topic without the need for extensive mathematical details or huge prior knowledge in biological physics.