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Differential Equations for Studies in Computational Electrophysiology

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  • This text provides easy access to a field of growing importance
  • It requires only knowledge of basic calculus and linear algebra
  • The text is open access, and the software for all examples of the text is freely available

Part of the book series: Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing (SBRIEFSC, volume 14)

Part of the book sub series: Reports on Computational Physiology (RCP)

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This open access text aims at giving you the simplest possible introduction to differential equations that are used in models of electrophysiology. It covers models at several spatial and temporal scales with associated numerical methods. The text demonstrates that a very limited number of fundamental techniques can be used to define numerical methods for equations ranging from ridiculously simple to extremely complex systems of partial differential equations. Every method is implemented in Matlab and the codes are freely available online. By using these codes, the reader becomes familiar with classical models of electrophysiology, like the cable equation, the monodomain model, and the bidomain model. But modern models that have just started to gain attention in the field of computational electrophysiology are also presented. If you just want to read one book, it should probably not be this one, but if you want a simple introduction to a complex field, it is worth considering the present text.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Tools for Differential Equations and Numerical Methods

  2. Models of Electrophysiology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway

    Karoline Horgmo Jæger, Aslak Tveito

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