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Physiology for Engineers

Applying Engineering Methods to Physiological Systems

  • Michael Chappell
  • Stephen Payne

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 19-32
  4. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 33-41
  5. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 43-54
  6. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 55-66
  7. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 67-80
  8. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 81-95
  9. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 97-116
  10. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 117-128
  11. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 129-139
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 141-167

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative aspects of human physiology. It looks at biological and physiological processes and phenomena, including a selection of mathematical models, showing how physiological problems can be mathematically formulated and studied. It also illustrates how a wide range of engineering and physics topics, including electronics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and control theory can be used to describe and understand physiological processes and systems. Throughout the text there are introductions to measuring and quantifying physiological processes using both signal and imaging technologies. Physiology for Engineers describes the basic structure and models of cellular systems, the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart and provides an overview of the structure and function of the respiratory and nervous systems. It also includes an introduction to the basic concepts and applications of reaction kinetics, pharmacokinetic modelling and tracer kinetics. It is of interest to final year biomedical engineering undergraduates and graduate students alike, as well as to practising engineers new to the fields of bioengineering or medical physics.

Keywords

Cardiovascular System Modelling Mathematical Biology Modelling Physiological Systems Nervous system modelling Quantitative Biology Respiratory system modelling Systems Biology

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Chappell
    • 1
  • Stephen Payne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26197-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26195-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26197-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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