Written for undergraduate and graduate students, Physical Biology of the Cell is intended to complement an introductory course on physical biology or biophysics. The textbook maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. The textbook's central premise is that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. This updated edition includes two new chapters, a significantly expanded set of end-of-chapter problems, and full-color illustrations throughout. It is also available in a variety of e-book formats.
A set of MATLAB code files is available for download. These codes are related to the computational explorations available in the book.