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Biosystems & Biorobotics

Physiology for Engineers

Applying Engineering Methods to Physiological Systems

Authors: Chappell, Michael, Payne, Stephen

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  • Provides a set of thoroughly classroom-tested exercises and worked examples for student readers
  • Offers an accessible introduction to physiology for physical sciences and engineering students, building on concepts with which they are already familiar
  • Focuses on engineering methods and their application to a range of physiological systems
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Prof. Chappell came to biomedical engineering by accident having done a general engineering degree before
biomedical engineering was a separate option. Having spent some time modelling bubbles in the bloodstream
and using imaging to measure perfusion and pH in the brain he has found that engineering is a great
foundation for taking a quantitative view of physiology and thus contributing to medical research as a
biomedical engineer.
Dr Payne has worked in physiological modelling for over 10 years, with particular interests in blood flow in
the brain and heat treatment of cancer. Having entered the field of biomedical engineering before it was
available even as an undergraduate option course, he has seen first-hand how difficult it can be to learn about
physiology in a way that makes it amenable to mathematical treatment, such as mathematical modelling,
without good introductory guides.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Softcover 59,27 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiology for Engineers
Book Subtitle
Applying Engineering Methods to Physiological Systems
Authors
Series Title
Biosystems & Biorobotics
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26197-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26197-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26195-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79904-9
Series ISSN
2195-3562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 167
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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