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Energy Coupling

Yas̨ar Demirel

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes and elaborates on the energy coupling processes of living systems. First, equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems are discussed, introducing living systems as open, ... More


The Perplexing Chronicles of Bioenergetics: Making a Living, Now and in the Past

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

All biological operations require the input of energy. In contemporary organisms, energy is harvested by mechanisms that are essentially electrical. Energy transduction relies on the circulation of ... More


Ultimate Riddle: Origin of Cellular Life

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In all of biology, there is no more consequential problem than the origin of life; yet despite the expenditure of much effort and ink over the past seventy years a satisfactory answer continues to ... More


Rigorous theories

Gert D. Billing (ed.)

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195146196
eISBN:
9780197561836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195146196.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Quantum and Theoretical Chemistry

In this chapter we discuss theories which are rigorous in their formulation but which in order to be useful need to be modified by introducing approximations of some kind. The approximations we are ... More


Flux Enhancement of Relativistic Electrons Associated with Substorms

Y. Miyoshi, R. Kataoka, and Y. Ebihara

in Waves, Particles, and Storms in Geospace: A Complex Interplay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198705246
eISBN:
9780191774416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705246.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The outer belt flux enhancements occur in association with high-speed coronal hole streams. We show that the southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) within a coronal hole stream controls the ... More


On the Relation Between Convection and Substorms

Charles F. Kennel

in Convection and Substorms: Paradigms of Magnetospheric Phenomenology

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085297
eISBN:
9780197560488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085297.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Why after 30 years of research have we not settled the relationship between substorms and convection? Why after 30 years are there still substantially different, ... More


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