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Title A primer for the exercise and nutrition sciences : thermodynamics, bioenergetics, metabolism / Christopher B. Scott.
Imprint Totowa, NJ : Springer, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Energy metabolism.
Energy Metabolism -- physiology.
Exercise -- physiology.
Nutritional Sciences.
Contents Thermodynamics -- Introduction: Thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Metabolism -- Within and Without: Systems and Surroundings -- Conservation -- Matter and Energy -- Energy Accountability: Enthalpy (H) -- Energy Has Bias: Entropy (S) -- The Energy Exchange Gradient: Gibbs Energy (G) -- Bioenergetics -- Life's Currency: ATP -- Metabolism as an Energy-Exchange Device -- Anaerobic Metabolism -- Aerobic Metabolism -- Metabolism -- Aerobic Energy Expenditure -- Anaerobic Energy Expenditure -- Metabolic Energy Expenditure at Rest -- Metabolic Energy Expenditure of Activity (Work and Exercise) -- Total Energy Expenditure of Exercise and Recovery.
Summary Presents a fresh approach to the study of energy expenditure by introducing various concepts in open system thermodynamics and cellular to whole-body energy exchange. This text traces biological energy exchange, from the molecules in the food we eat to the energy demands of rest, physical exertion and its recovery.
Other Title Print version: Scott, Christopher B. Primer for the exercise and nutrition sciences. Totowa, NJ : Springer, ©2008 9781603273824 1603273824