Biophysics is that branch of knowledge that applies the principles of physics and chemistry and the methods of mathematical analysis and computer modelling to understand how biological systems work. Biophysics is a molecular science. It seeks to explain biological function in terms of the molecular structures and properties of specific molecules.
In this book, biophysics is presented not merely as physics for biologists, but as an entirely independent subject with its own innate network of ideas and approaches. From the microscopic forces that constitute life, the intramolecular bonds and ionic interactions, to the macroscopic forces of the environment, temperature and pressure, the book presents and explains all aspects of life from a biophysicist's point of view.