Biomechanics, Muscle Fibers, and How to Interface Experimental Apparatus to a Computer

Authors: Kawai, Masataka

  • A step-by-step guide to aid the understanding  of biomechanics 
  • Comprehensive account relating chemical reactions to observed parameters
  • A comprehensive section of the basic mathematical solutions
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About this book

This book is written to help and enable students in how to observe biological specimens in terms of viscosity, mass, elasticity and work producing elements. The observations are related to underlying chemical reactions by means of strain (fractional length change) sensitivity of the reactions, and a theory is developed how to connect these. Their mathematical derivation is complex when three or more states are involved, but a method is presented here to demonstrate how to simplify this complex problem. Basic mathematical solutions that are useful for this book, are presented (Fourier and Laplace transforms, differential equations, matrix operations) together with Fortran programs in the Appendix.

About the authors

Dr. Masataka Kawai (spelled 河合正隆in Japanese) received his B.A. from The University of Tokyo (Pure and Applied Sciences 東京大学教養学部基礎科学科), Ph.D. from Princeton University (Biology; Princeton, NJ, USA), attended Physiology Course at Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA, USA), and postdoctoral training at Colum-bia University (Muscle biology; New York City, USA), where he became a junior faculty member. He is now a professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at The University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA. He has taught histology to medical and dental students for 35 years; he also taught principles of scholarly integrity to graduate and post-doctoral students. He has recently learned gross anatomy and teaches this subject. His hobbies include playing the piano, singing Japanese and Western lyrics, gardening, and travels.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Basic Elements of Viscoelasticity

    Kawai, Masataka

    Pages 1-7

  • Reaction Processes (Chemical Kinetics) and Their Application to Muscle Biology

    Kawai, Masataka

    Pages 9-22

  • How to Characterize Chemical Reactions Occurring in Muscle Fibers?

    Kawai, Masataka

    Pages 23-31

  • Structure and Function of Muscle Cells

    Kawai, Masataka

    Pages 33-64

  • Mathematics Needed to Solve Problems of Contraction

    Kawai, Masataka

    Pages 65-76

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomechanics, Muscle Fibers, and How to Interface Experimental Apparatus to a Computer
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72036-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72036-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72034-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 120
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
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