Description - Cytoskeletal Mechanics by Roger D. Kamm
This book presents a full spectrum of views on current approaches to modeling cell mechanics. The authors come from the biophysics, bioengineering and physical chemistry communities and each joins the discussion with a unique perspective on biological systems. Consequently, the approaches range from finite element methods commonly used in continuum mechanics to models of the cytoskeleton as a cross-linked polymer network to models of glassy materials and gels. Studies reflect both the static, instantaneous nature of the structure, as well as its dynamic nature due to polymerization and the full array of biological processes. While it is unlikely that a single unifying approach will evolve from this diversity, it is the hope that a better appreciation of the various perspectives will lead to a highly coordinated approach to exploring the essential problems and better discussions among investigators with differing views.
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(253mm x 177mm x 16mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Roger D. Kamm
Professor Mofrad has recently joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. After recieving his PhD from the University of Toronto he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT.