Bialek_Biophysics_case “This book is full of insights that were new to me. It explores myriad questions that are both deep background themes in biology, and also fascinating to physicists. Bialek is a dean of this field, and an inspiring teacher.”–Philip Nelson, University of Pennsylvania

Searching for Principles
William Bialek

  • Covers a range of biological phenomena from the physicist’s perspective
  • Features 200 problems
  • Draws on statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and related mathematical concepts
  • Includes an annotated bibliography and detailed appendixes
  • Instructor’s manual (available only to teachers)


Table of Contents

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Introduction [PDF]

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