Biodynamics: Why the Wirewalker Doesn't Fall / Edition 1

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Overview

Packed with problem sets, examples, and original line drawings, Biodynamics is an invaluable text for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors in medicine, biology, physiology, biophysics, and bioengineering.
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"...a very good and useful book, with excellent coverage of scientific materials to explain biodynamics." (American Journal of Human Biology, January/February 2006)

"...highly recommended for medical professionals working on evaluation of human body performance..." (Medical Physics, August 2004)

"This book belongs in all collections that cover biology, engineering and general science." (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 6)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471346197
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bruce J. West has been an active research scientist in industry, a university professor and department chair of physics, and he is presently a chief scientist in mathematics for the Army. Dr. West’s career spans 30 years and he has over 310 research publications. Dr. West is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an Army Research Laboratory Fellow, and he has won numerous awards for outstanding research. His research specialization has been the application of nonlinear dynamics systems theory to a variety of physical and biomedical phenomena. His research has addressed general questions about what we can and cannot know about dynamical complex adaptive systems.

Dr. Lori Griffin holds a National Research Council Fellowship at Duke University. Her research focuses on human locomotion.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Introduction to Science
Ch. 1 Ways of Knowing 3
Ch. 2 Ways of Thinking 27
Ch. 3 Mechanics - A First Look 51
Pt. II Dynamics, The Fundamentals of Motion
Ch. 4 Measures of Motion 71
Ch. 5 Energy - The Source of It All 97
Ch. 6 Linear Physics 129
Ch. 7 Biomechanics 1 - Rectilinear Motion 149
Ch. 8 Biomechanics 2 - Rotational Motion 167
Pt. III Fields - How Complex Systems Move
Ch. 9 Bioelectricity - Signals in the Body 193
Ch. 10 Molecules and Metabolism - Unseen Causes 229
Ch. 11 Bioenergetics - The Dynamics of Heat 259
Ch. 12 Fluids at Rest 283
Ch. 13 Fluids in Motion 303
Pt. IV Data Analysis - What We Can Learn from Measurements
Ch. 14 Biostatistics 1 - When Things Converge 337
Ch. 15 Biostatistics 2 - When Things Diverge 363
Ch. 16 Biodynamic Time Series 1 - Stride Rate Variability 383
Ch. 17 Biodynamic Time Series 2 - Heart Rate Variability 397
Ch. 18 Biodynamic Time Series 3 - Breathing Rate Variability 409
Epilogue 423
Pt. V Microbiographies - The Scientists Who Made History 425
References 433
Index 439
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