By Philip Nelson

A richly illustrated undergraduate textbook at the physics and biology of light

Students within the actual and lifestyles sciences, and in engineering, want to know in regards to the physics and biology of sunshine. lately, it has turn into more and more transparent that an figuring out of the quantum nature of sunshine is key, either for the newest imaging applied sciences and to boost our wisdom of basic existence procedures, corresponding to photosynthesis and human imaginative and prescient. From Photon to Neuron offers undergraduates with an available creation to the physics of sunshine and gives a unified view of a huge diversity of optical and organic phenomena. alongside the best way, this richly illustrated textbook builds the mandatory history in neuroscience, photochemistry, and different disciplines, with purposes to optogenetics, superresolution microscopy, the single-photon reaction of person photoreceptor cells, and more.

With its built-in technique, From Photon to Neuron can be utilized because the foundation for interdisciplinary classes in physics, biophysics, sensory neuroscience, biophotonics, bioengineering, or nanotechnology. The target is often for college kids to realize the fluency had to derive each consequence for themselves, so the booklet features a wealth of workouts, together with many who consultant scholars to create computer-based ideas. Supplementary on-line fabrics contain actual experimental facts to exploit with the exercises.

  • Assumes familiarity with first-year undergraduate physics and the corresponding math
  • Overlaps the targets of the MCAT, which now comprises data-based and statistical reasoning
  • Advanced chapters and sections additionally make the ebook compatible for graduate courses
  • An Instructor's consultant and representation package deal is offered to professors

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