Quantitative Human Physiology: An Introduction
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0123821630 | 960 pages | PDF | 78 MB
This text explores how component behavior produces system behavior in physiological systems. Through text explanation, figures, and equations it provides the engineering student with a basic understanding of physiological principles with an emphasis on quantitative aspects.
Geared to undergraduate students who are less familiar with biological concepts but who have successfully completed typical first-year engineering mathematics, including differential and integral calculus and some differential equations.
• A quantitative approach that includes physical and chemical principles
• An integrated approach from first principles, integrating anatomy, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology. Illustration program reinforces the integrated nature of physiological systems
• Pedagogically rich, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, large number of illustrations, and short chapters suitable for single lectures
• Clinical applications relevant to the biomedical engineering student (TENS, cochlear implants, blood substitutes, etc.)
• Problem sets provide opportunity for practice and assessment throughout the course.