The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 149–155 | Cite as

A note on the two-factor theory with rectification as applied to alternating current stimulation

  • C. S. Patlak
  • H. D. Landahl


The effect of rectification and non-normal accommodation on the two-factor theory of alternating current stimulation is studied. Rectification with normal accommodation increases the required amplitude of the current, especially for high frequencies. Rectification with non-normal accommodation introduces two upper limits, one for very low and one for very high frequencies.


Alternate Current Biophysics Volume Current Stimulation Half Cycle Squid Giant Axon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Patlak
    • 1
  • H. D. Landahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Committee on Mathematical BiologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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