This text, suitable for graduates and researchers in physiology and biophysics and medical students specialising in neurophysiology and related fields, provides a comprehensive discussion of biological mass transfer and bioelectrical phemena. Emphasis has been given to the applicability of physics, physical chemistry and mathematics to the quantitative analysis of biological processes, with all the necessary mathematical grounding provided in Chapter 1. The quantitative analysis is broken into four key stages: - Formulation of a biological/biophysical model - Derivation of the associated mathematical description of the model - Solution of the mathematical expression - Interpretation of the mathematical solution to a biological explanation This book guides the student through these stages, which are central to the understanding of cell membrane functions.
Ove Sten-Knudsen is Professor Emeritus in Biophysics at Copenhagen University, Denmark, and a leading authority on muscle and membrane biophysics. He has previously carried out research in the Departments of Biophysics at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and University College London. Ove Sten-Knudsen is a Fellow of the Royal Danish Science Society and the Physiological Society of London.