Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology

Mel I. Mendelson

January 4, 2013 by CRC Press
Textbook - 611 Pages - 439 Color & 439 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420082036 - CAT# 82035


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    • Introduces the micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles
    • Breaks down the barriers between biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and ethics with cross-disciplinary coverage
    • Highlights ethics case studies
    • Emphasizes learning with thinking exercises, analogies, study questions using Bloom’s taxonomy, team assignments, and assessment exercises
    • Includes biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, microscopy, electronics and computers, and micro-technology
    • Discusses nanotechnology and cancer, risks, ethics, and future predictions

    A comprehensive solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption


    Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology is a primer on micro/nanotechnology that teaches the vocabulary, fundamental concepts, and applications of micro/nanotechnology in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, electronics, computers, biomedicine, microscopy, ethics, and risks to humankind. It provides an introduction into the small world with a low fog index, emphasizing the concepts using analogies and illustrations to simplify the non-observables.

    The chapters have many "thinking exercises" and summaries with references at the end of each chapter. The questions at the end are divided into Bloom’s taxonomy of learning skills and also include team exercises and methods to assess learning. There are many calculations using dimensional analysis according to first principles, but the math is purposely kept at a low level and is used as a means of understanding the concepts. The appendices provide a math review and a glossary of terms.

    Carefully designed as an easy-to-read textbook and a practical reference, this book emphasizes learning micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles and from a multi-disciplinary point of view. This makes it suitable for one- and two-semester courses as well as a reference for professionals in the field.