Biology for Engineers

Price: 345.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199498741

Publication date:

15/05/2019

Paperback

240 pages

Price: 345.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199498741

Publication date:

15/05/2019

Paperback

240 pages

First Edition

Dr G K Suraishkumar

Biology for Engineers is an interdisciplinary textbook designed for the students of various engineering streams to appreciate the link between biological science and engineering.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Dr G K Suraishkumar

Description

Organised into eleven chapters, the book begins with a chapter that discusses the significance of biology in the engineering context and moves onto the basics of origin of life followed by a brief chapter on evolution. Concepts of cell biology is discussed in very details spread over four exclusive chapters. This is followed by chapters on DNA and cell replication and quantification. The last few chapters discusses chapters on proteins, mendelian genetics, cellular organelles before concluding with the chapter on human physiology.

First Edition

Dr G K Suraishkumar

Table of contents

  1. Why should engineers know biology?
  2. What is life? How did it originate on earth and evolve?
  3. The fundamental molecules of life – 1
  4. Fundamental molecules of life – 2
  5. Fundamental molecules of life – 3
  6. Fundamental molecules of life – 4
  7. DNA replication
  8. Cell replication and its quantification
  9. How are proteins made in the cell? – Transcription and translation
  10. Mendelian genetics as a useful tool
  11. The coordinated function of cells in a biological system – human organ systems

First Edition

Dr G K Suraishkumar

Features

  • Adopts a narrative presentation to ensure ease of learning for students from varied engineering streams
  • Provides reflection points interspersed in every chapter to kindle further interest in the students' mind
  • Includes additional information at the end of each chapter to encourage deeper and wider learning
  • Provides chapter-end multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for summative assessment of learnt concepts
  • Includes glossary of key terms
  • Contains appendices discussing topics, such as Gram Staining, Glycolysis, Derivation of the Michaelis-Menten equation, and Genetic Modi


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Description

Organised into eleven chapters, the book begins with a chapter that discusses the significance of biology in the engineering context and moves onto the basics of origin of life followed by a brief chapter on evolution. Concepts of cell biology is discussed in very details spread over four exclusive chapters. This is followed by chapters on DNA and cell replication and quantification. The last few chapters discusses chapters on proteins, mendelian genetics, cellular organelles before concluding with the chapter on human physiology.

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Table of contents

  1. Why should engineers know biology?
  2. What is life? How did it originate on earth and evolve?
  3. The fundamental molecules of life – 1
  4. Fundamental molecules of life – 2
  5. Fundamental molecules of life – 3
  6. Fundamental molecules of life – 4
  7. DNA replication
  8. Cell replication and its quantification
  9. How are proteins made in the cell? – Transcription and translation
  10. Mendelian genetics as a useful tool
  11. The coordinated function of cells in a biological system – human organ systems

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