Physics of the Human Body

Physics of the Human Body

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'Physics of the Human Body' comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. Topics include the mechanics of the static body and the body in motion, the materials properties of the body, muscles in the body, the energetics of body metabolism, fluid flow in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the acoustics of sound waves in speaking and hearing, vision and the optics of the eye, the electrical properties of the body, and the basic engineering principles of feedback and control in regulating all aspects of function. The goal of this text is to understand physical issues concerning the human body, in part by developing and then using simple and subsequently more refined models of the macrophysics of the human body. Many chapters include a brief review of the necessary physical principles. There are problems at the end of each chapter; solutions to selected problems are also provided. This text is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering.... 2nd edn (Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York 2002) (First Edition from 1992 was called Mathematics in Medicine and the Life ... San Francisco 2001) P. MarA³ti, L. Berkes, F. TAplgyesi: Biophysics Problems: A Textbook with Answers ( AkadAcmiai, ... 10th edn (Wiley, New York 2003) J.A. Tuszynski, J.M. Dixon: Biomedical Applications of Introductory Physics (Wiley, ... York 2004) R.M. Alexander: The Human Machine (Columbia University Press, New York 1992) J.T. Barter, I. Emanuel, anbsp;...

Title:Physics of the Human Body
Author:Irving P. Herman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-02-16


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