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Physical Biology of the Cell, Second Edition

Welcome to the Student & Instructor Resource Website for Physical Biology of the Cell!

This website provides electronic resources for teaching and additional study. We hope these resources will help the reader explore the interface between biology and physics in a detailed way that directly complements the text. The following resources are available:



The original data used to create both the figures and homework problems are available. With this data, the reader can extend the theoretical tools developed in the book to fit experimental data for a wide range of problems. The data files contain explicit statement of all relevant units, and include references to the original sources.


We have provided both hints and strategies for attacking some of the more difficult end-of-chapter problems. In some cases, the hints provide intuition about how to set up the problem; in other cases, the hints provide explicit mathematical instructions on how to carry through more tricky manipulations.

Mathematica® & Matlab® Codes

The Computational Exploration sidebars in the book feature simple computer analyses to solve problems that would otherwise be inaccessible. Matlab and Mathematica code related to most of the Computational Explorations is provided here for further computation, visualization, and analysis. For a selection of figures and end-of-chapter problems, many algebraic steps were performed or confirmed with a very powerful computational tool known as Mathematica. In addition, we have often used Mathematica to construct figures, such as the vector fields associated with phase portraits.

PowerPoint® Presentations

The PowerPoint presentations contain the figures and micrographs from the book. There is one presentation for each chapter.


This archive contains the figures and micrographs from the book in JPEG format. It is organized by chapter.


The videos complement the figures and discussion from the book by illustrating the rich dynamics exhibited by living organisms and the molecules that make them tick.

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