This best-selling undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to key experimental techniques from across the biosciences. It uniquely integrates the theories and practices that drive the fields of biology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the methods students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin recent advances and discoveries. Its problem-solving approach continues with worked examples that set a challenge and then show students how the challenge is met. New to this edition are case studies, for example, that illustrate the relevance of the principles and techniques to the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Coverage is expanded to include a section on stem cells, chapters on immunochemical techniques and spectroscopy techniques, and additional chapters on drug discovery and development, and clinical biochemistry. Experimental design and the statistical analysis of data are emphasised throughout to ensure students are equipped to successfully plan their own experiments and examine the results obtained.
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Criminalistics is that sub-field of Forensic Science dealing with the collection, preservation, examination, and interpretation of physical evidence. Introduction to Criminalistics: The Foundation of Forensic Science covers the basics of Criminalistics in a textbook for a one or two semester course with the intention of preparing the student for a future in forensic science. The role of the Criminalist is to analyze, compare, identify, and interpret physical evidence in the crime lab. These crime labs, or forensic labs, have two primary functions: identifying evidence, and linking suspect, victim, and crime scene through physical evidence. This new primer introduces the learner to the structure and organization of the crime lab and to the role of the Criminalist. Topics covered include how to process a crime scene and preserve evidence, the basic principles of firearm examination, latent fingerprints, and rudimentary toxicology, or how to determine the presence or absence of drugs and poisons. Well organized and methodical, this colorful textbook, written by an eminent professional, has the potential to become the standard text for applying techniques of the physical and natural sciences to examining physical evidence. * Uses real cases – recent and historic – to illustrate concepts * Colorful pedagogy clearly defines chapter elements and sets this text apart from next best * Presents the basics of forensic sciences in a one-semester or one-year course * Offers excellent preparation for professional examinations * Delivers the latest in laboratory technique while acknowledging the limits of technology
This laboratory manual gives a thorough introduction to basic techniques. It is the result of practical experience, with each protocol having been used extensively in undergraduate courses or tested in the authors laboratory. In addition to detailed protocols and practical notes, each technique includes an overview of its general importance, the time and expense involved in its application and a description of the theoretical mechanisms of each step. This enables users to design their own modifications or to adapt the method to different systems. Surzycki has been holding undergraduate courses and workshops for many years, during which time he has extensively modified and refined the techniques described here.
CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS, connects chemistry to engineering, math, and physics; includes problems and applications specific to engineering; and offers realistic worked problems in every chapter that speak to your interests as a future engineer. Packed with built-in study tools, this textbook gives you the resources you need to master the material and succeed in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Principles of Life (POL) is the first book published to address the College Board’s AP* Biology redesign. Principles of Life emphasizes AP* Biology's four big ideas, helping students build enduring understanding around the essential knowledge skills. The Principles of Life program provides students with opportunities to apply concepts through data analysis and active learning, all in significantly fewer pages than other texts and at a much lower cost. With Principles of Life, you'll find: chapters organized around concepts, pedagogy to support these concepts, a focus on computational skills and data analysis, a textbook students will read, and invaluable supplements written by leaders in AP* Biology. Principles of Life addresses the changes needed to meet the new course demands with an unsurpassed ancillary program.