Fractal Physiology

ISBN: 978-1-4614-7572-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-7

      Introduction: Fractals Really Are Everywhere

  3. Properties of Fractals and Chaos

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Chapter

      Pages 11-44

      Properties of Fractal Phenomena in Space and Time

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      Chapter

      Pages 45-62

      The Fractal Dimension: Self-Similar and Self-Affine Scaling

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      Chapter

      Pages 63-107

      Fractal Measures of Heterogeneity and Correlation

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      Chapter

      Pages 108-135

      Generating Fractals

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      Chapter

      Pages 136-146

      Properties of Chaotic Phenomena

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      Chapter

      Pages 147-173

      From Time to Topology: Is a Process Driven by Chance or Necessity?

  4. Physiological Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175

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      Chapter

      Pages 177-209

      Ion Channel Kinetics: A Fractal Time Sequence of Conformational States

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      Chapter

      Pages 210-235

      Fractals in Nerve and Muscle

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      Chapter

      Pages 236-262

      Intraorgan Flow Heterogeneities

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      Chapter

      Pages 263-284

      Fractal Growth

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      Chapter

      Pages 285-299

      Mechanisms That Produce Fractals

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      Chapter

      Pages 300-327

      Chaos? in Physiological Systems

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 328-364