Experimental Design for Biologists

Author: David J. Glass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621820413

Category: Science

Page: 294

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"Experimental Design for Biologists is a unique and successful handbook on the theory and practice of effective design of scientific experiments, based on a well-received course by the author. This second edition is entirely reorganized, rewritten, and includes new material and figures. The material is presented in seven parts: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation, Mapping Out the Project, System Validation, Experimental Design, Examples, What Comes After, and Putting It All Together. Experimental Design for Biologists, Second Edition, is an essential source in designing a sound research plan, critical to the success of graduate students"--


Biostatistics for Animal Science

Author: Miroslav Kaps,William R. Lamberson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935403

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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Designed to cover techniques for analysis of data in the animal sciences, this textbook provides an overview of the basic principles of statistics enabling the subsequent applications to be carried out with familiarity and understanding, followed by more complex applications and detailed procedures commonly used in animal sciences. Each chapter begins by introducing a problem with practical questions, followed by a brief theoretical background, and is supplemented with an abundance of examples in SAS from animal sciences and related fields. Key features: - New larger format and updated throughout - Covers both basic techniques and more complex procedures - Contains exercises for readers to work through

Biometrie

Einführung in die Statistik für Biologen und Agrarwissenschaftler

Author: W. Köhler,G. Schachtel,P. Voleske

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642695736

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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Atomic Force Microscopy for Biologists

Author: Victor J Morris,Andrew R Kirby,A Patrick Gunning

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 190897821X

Category: Science

Page: 420

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is part of a range of emerging microscopic methods for biologists which offer the magnification range of both the light and electron microscope, but allow imaging under the "natural" conditions usually associated with the light microscope. To biologists, AFM offers the prospect of high resolution images of biological material, images of molecules and their interactions even under physiological conditions, and the study of molecular processes in living systems. This book provides a realistic appreciation of the advantages and limitations of the technique and the present and future potential for improving the understanding of biological systems. The second edition of this bestseller has been updated to describe the latest developments in this exciting field, including a brand new chapter on force spectroscopy. The dramatic developments of AFM over the past ten years from a simple imaging tool to the multi-faceted, nano-manipulating technique that it is today are conveyed in a lively and informative narrative, which provides essential reading for students and experienced researchers alike. Contents:ApparatusBasic PrinciplesMacromoleculesInterfacial SystemsOrdered MacromoleculesCells, Tissue and BiomineralsOther Probe MicroscopesForce Spectroscopy Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in biophysics. Keywords:AFM;Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM);Biophysics;Cells;Macromolecules;Imaging;Biopolymers;Interfaces;DNA;PhospholipidsKey Features:Over 70 new pages, 700 new references, bringing it bang up-to-date with current literature, and 24 new figuresOnly book covering published research, machines and methodology from inception to the present day (2009)Updated to include and an entirely new chapter on force spectroscopyReviews:“This second edition of an excellent book updates considerably the information contained, and is expanded, too. The main focus of this book are the biological applications of AFM, and these are covered very well … The chapters are in-depth and very informative, and contain lots of useful and detailed information. In general the book is well written with an informal style, and contains useful information for beginners, including detailed information on how to carry out some experiments, answers to common questions, etc. … Overall this book is highly recommended for those wishing to get an overview of the biological applications of AFM.”Peter Eaton University of Porto, Portugal Reviews of the First Edition “This book fills an important niche by providing an introduction to AFM that will be understandable to a wide range of scientists … the reader is offered an introduction of sufficient brevity to actually be read and of sufficient depth to help in defining the potential uses of SPMs in his or her own research.” Scott Fraser (California Institute of Technology, USA) Nature Cell Biology “I found this book easy to read with clear, simple explanations of a complex topic. I think that the selection of the subjects treated in the book is sufficient for the non-specialist to understand both the basic concepts of the AFM and the production of AFM images in biological systems.”Microscopy and Analysis “… is an excellent introduction for anybody wishing to enter this field … In summary I would strongly recommend this book to any biologist planning on carrying out research using SPM imaging techniques and existing users in the field who wish to broaden their knowledge of SPM imaging and the research already carried out on common biological systems.”Drew Murray JPK Instruments, Berlin “This book provides an excellent survey of novel applications. It is nicely illustrated with numerous images from leading experts in the field. Clear descriptions of the apparatus and its basic principles are provided in a way accessible to students/scientists who do not have a strong physics background. It will be useful to biologists, but also non-biologists dealing with biosystems …”Prof Y F Dufrêne UCL, Belgium


Biologie für Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz,Donna Rae Siegfried

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527805753

Category: Science

Page: 422

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Schauen Sie hinter die Kulissen von Mutter Natur. Tauchen Sie ein in die faszinierende Welt der Pflanzen, Tiere, Bakterien und Co. Erfahren Sie von Rene Fester Kratz und Donna Rae Siegfried, wie die Photosynthese abluft, was bei der Zellteilung passiert, wie ein kosystem funktioniert und vieles mehr. Lassen Sie sich die Grundlagen der Genetik und Evolutionslehre erklren und bestaunen Sie die wichtigsten Entdeckungen in der Biologie. Sie werden sehen: Die Wissenschaft des Lebens ist eine spannende Sache!


Introduction to Statistics for Biology, Third Edition

Author: Trudy A. Watt,Robin H. McCleery,Tom Hart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420011529

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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Even though an understanding of experimental design and statistics is central to modern biology, undergraduate and graduate students studying biological subjects often lack confidence in their numerical abilities. Allaying the anxieties of students, Introduction to Statistics for Biology, Third Edition provides a painless introduction to the subject while demonstrating the importance of statistics in contemporary biological studies. New to the Third Edition More detailed explanation of the ideas of elementary probability to simplify the rationale behind hypothesis testing, before moving on to simple tests An emphasis on experimental design and data simulation prior to performing an experiment A general template for carrying out statistical tests from hypothesis to interpretation Worked examples and updated Minitab analyses and graphics A CD-ROM that contains a free trial version of Minitab Using Minitab throughout to present practical examples, the authors emphasize the interpretation of computer output. With its nontechnical approach and practical advice, this student-friendly introductory text lays the foundation for the advanced study of statistical analysis.

Emerging Model Organisms

A Laboratory Manual

Author: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Emerging Model Organisms is a laboratory manual series that introduces a new generation of animals for study.

Physikalische Chemie

Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527315462

Category: Science

Page: 1220

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Statistical experiment design and interpretation

an introduction with agricultural examples

Author: Claire A. Collins,Frances M. Seeney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471960065

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Clearly written and free of statistical jargon, this invaluable guide concentrates on the practicalities of statistical analysis for anyone involved with agricultural research. Each section starts with the key points, giving a quick reference to the contents and plenty of examples using 'real' data. Successful experiment design starts with a statement of aims. The authors guide the reader through planning an experiment, including defining objectives, considering treatments, measurements of interest and the time and timing of assessments. Advantages and disadvantages of different experiment designs and the importance of data exploration and graphical presentation are covered, as are data collection, storage, validation and verification. Statistical techniques include the t-test, anlaysis of variance, basic regression analysis and non-parametric techniques. Assumptions inherent to these techniques are clearly identified (bearing in mind the principles and aims) without losing the reader in statistical theory. All of the techniques are illustrated with worked examples and give full interpretation of the results. Formulae are kept to a minimum in the main text, but are given in full in the appendix.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

R in 10 Schritten

Einführung in die statistische Programmierumgebung

Author: Rainer Alexandrowicz

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825284848

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Programmierung mit R zum Selbststudium und als Begleitlektüre: Die freie Programmierumgebung R spielt eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle in den sozialwissenschaftlichen Studienrichtungen, allen voran der Psychologie. Das Buch führt in die Bedienung und Programmlogik von R ein. Neben dem nach didaktischen Gesichtspunkten gegliederten Aufbau erlaubt ein umfangreicher Index auch die Verwendung als Nachschlagewerk. Viele Querverweise ermöglichen zudem den Direkteinstieg bei einem bestimmten Thema. Das Buch ist für das Selbststudium geeignet und bietet sich als Begleitlektüre zu einer einführenden Statistikvorlesung an. Es werden keine besonderen PC-Kenntnisse vorausgesetzt. Statistikkenntnisse auf Bachelorniveau sind von Vorteil, können aber auch parallel zur Lektüre erworben werden. Vertiefende Textabschnitte, die beim ersten Lesen auch übersprungen werden können, sind gesondert gekennzeichnet.

Mathe-Magie

Verblüffende Tricks für blitzschnelles Kopfrechnen und ein phänomenales Zahlengedächtnis

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641148472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Zaubern mit Zahlen – wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, muss PISA nicht mehr fürchten Wer glaubt, Mathematik sei eine trockene Angelegenheit und Kopfrechnen eine unnötige Quälerei, der irrt sich gewaltig. Denn nach der Lektüre dieses Buches ist es für jeden ein Leichtes, Rechenoperationen mit vier- und fünfstelligen Zahlen in Sekundenschnelle im Kopf auszuführen. Und was wie Zauberei wirkt, ist letztendlich nichts anderes als mathematische Logik, die jedermann beherrschen kann und die dazu noch richtig Spaß macht. • So wird Kopfrechnen kinderleicht! • Mit zahlreichen Übungen und Lösungen

Immobilisierte Biokatalysatoren

Eine Einführung

Author: Winfried Hartmeier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662078627

Category: Science

Page: 206

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Obwohl oder gerade weil eine kaum mehr überschaubare Zahl von Publi kationen auf dem Gebiet der Immobilisierung von Biokatalysatoren existiert, ist es für den Anfänger, der einen Einstieg sucht, auf diesem Gebiet oft schwer, geeignete Informationen aus der Flut von Originalarbeiten herauszufinden. Einige gute, fast immer aber eng lischsprachige Monographien sind entweder außerordentlich umfang reich und teuer, oder sie behandeln nur ausgewählte Teilaspekte der Immobilisierung. Dem will die vorliegende Einführung abhelfen. Sie soll dem Leser zu einem raschen Überblick verhelfen und ihm den inzwischen abgesicherten Kenntnisstand nach Art eines kurzen Lehr buches vermitteln. Das Buch ist aus Erfahrungen in Vorlesungen, Praktika und Kursen entstanden. Es soll sich maßgeblich an Lernende wenden, auch wenn "Immobilisierte Biokatalysatoren" bisher noch nicht zum Stan dardrepertoire der Lehre an deutschen Universitäten und Fachhoch schulen gehören. Es ist jedoch die Oberzeugung des Autors, daß sich dies in den kommenden Jahren mit der wachsenden Bedeutung dieses Gebietes und mit der allgemeinen Etablierung der Biotechnologie an den Hochschulen ändern wird. Ober den Kreis der Studenten und Dozen ten hinaus wendet sich die Einführung aber auch an die vielen Natur wissenschaftler und Techniker der industriellen Praxis, die sich mit immobilisierten Biokatalysatoren befassen und sich dazu ein ent sprechendes Grundwissen aneignen wollen.

Practical Statistics for Experimental Biologists

Author: Alastair C. Wardlaw

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471988229

Category: Science

Page: 260

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A good working knowledge of statistical principles is needed for both the design and analysis of biological experiments and the subsequent handling of the large amounts of data generated if worthwhile, reliable conclusions are to be reached. Practical Statistics for Experimental Biologists, Second Edition provides biologists with a user-friendly, non-technical introduction to the basics of statistics. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate: Worked examples and printouts from MINITAB Relevant case studies and applications Further Notes section for background explanations Written by a biologist with extensive experience of applying statistical procedures to experimental systems, this book will be invaluable to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, botany, zoology, physiology, pharmacology and pharmacy. Review of the First Edition "...strongly recommended as the current first choice both for students and established research workers." —Society for General Microbiology Quarterly "...the book is refreshingly free from jargon, is well illustrated and is to be recommended." —Trends in Biochemical Sciences "It is written in an easy style, and can be thoroughly recommended..." —Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

'In Silico' Simulation of Biological Processes

Author: Gregory R. Bock,Jamie A. Goode

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470857900

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Over recent decades vast amounts of biological data have been accumulated. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to apply traditional theoretical methods to the formulation of coherent pictures of cell and organ function because it is no longer possible for a human theorist to integrate all of the available information. Instead, computer technologies must now be used to perform this integration. This book brings together contributions from many different fields to summarize the current status of computer-assisted modelling of biological processes. The initial chapters deal with fundamental developments in hardware, software and mathematics that underlie current approaches to biological modelling. Next, different approaches to collating data on gene structure and function are presented. These databases form a vital resource for any investigator trying to construct an integrated picture of particular biological systems. Cell signalling systems form a particularly complicated aspect of all cellular function and are important both in the understanding of basic cellular processes and in selecting targets for drugs. Recent approaches to integrating data on cell signalling into computer models are covered. Further chapters build on these approaches to show how computerized models of intact cells can be developed. Finally, approaches to the computer modelling of whole organs such as the heart are presented. The role of computer modelling in drug design is the subject of the final chapter and is also touched on throughout the discussions.