Analysis of Physiological Systems

The White-Noise Approach

  • Panos Z. Marmarelis
  • Vasilis Z. Marmarelis

Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 11-69
  4. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 71-129
  5. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 131-180
  6. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 181-221
  7. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 223-276
  8. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 277-346
  9. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 347-375
  10. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 377-402
  11. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 403-437
  12. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 439-460
  13. Panos Z. Marmarelis, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    Pages 461-465
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 467-487

About this book

Introduction

In studying physiological systems bioscientists are continually faced with the problem of providing descriptions of cause-effect relationships. This task is usually carried out through the performance of stimulus-response experiments. In the past, the design of such experiments has been ad hoc, incomplete, and certainly inefficient. Worse yet, bioscientists have failed to take advantage of advances in fields directly related to their problems (specifically, advances in the area of systems analysis). The raison d'etre of this book is to rectify this deficiency by providing the physiologist with methodological tools that will be useful to him or her in everyday labora­ tory encounters with physiological systems. The book was written so that it would be practical, useful, and up-to­ date. With this in mind, parts of it give step-by-step descriptions of in the laboratory. It is hoped that this systematic procedures to be followed will increase the usefulness of the book to the average research physiologist and, perhaps, reduce the need for in-depth knowledge of some of the associated mathematics. Even though the material deals with state-of-the­ art techniques in systems and signal analysis, the mathematical level has been kept low so as to be comprehensible to the average physiologist with no extensive training in mathematics. To this end, mathematical rigor is often sacrificed readily to intuitive simple arguments.

Keywords

art experiment mathematics physiology research

Authors and affiliations

  • Panos Z. Marmarelis
    • 1
  • Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3970-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3972-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3970-0
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