Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology / Edition 4

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Overview

This text bridges the gap between introductory physics and its application to the life sciences. It is intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The Fourth Edition is updated to include new findings, discussion of shastic processes and expanded coverage of anatomy and biology. The text includes many problems to test the student's understanding, and chapters include useful bibliographies for further reading. Its minimal prerequisites and wide coverage make it ideal for self-study. The fourth edition is updated throughout to reflect new developments.

Exponential growth & decay, the exterior potential & the electrocardiogram, biomagnetism, atoms & light, etc.

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Aus den Rezensionen zur 4. Auflage:

“Es ist eines dieser amerikanischen Großlehrbücher: üppig dimensioniert, didaktisch stark ... Für all diejenigen, die sich wissenschaftlich im Grenzbereich von Physik und Biologie bewegen, ist der großformatige Band ein wahres Geschenk. Die langjährigen Dozenten haben das didaktische Konzept an Generationen von Studierenden erprobt und den Stoff des Bandes immer wieder aktualisiert.“ (www.buchkatalog.de)

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A text for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biophysics, biological physics, physiology, medical physics, cell biology, and biomedical engineering who have had prior courses in physics and calculus. Coverage includes impulses in nerve and muscle cells, biomagnetism, atoms and light, X-rays, nuclear medicine, and MRI. Includes chapter exercises, and 17 mathematical appendices. This third edition contains new material on the circulatory system, the logistics question, countercurrent transport, nonlinear systems, sensory transducers, and image formation. Distributed by Springer-Verlag. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387309422
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Edition description: 4th ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell K. Hobbie received a B. Physics from MIT and a PhD from Harvard University. He went to the University of Minnesota as a post-doc in 1960 and remained there for 38 years. Originally working in nuclear physics, he became interested in medical issues when he met Richard Reece, MD at a party. The two worked on computer-assisted interpretation of laboratory test results for several years.
Hoping to make the pre-med physics course more interesting, Prof. Hobbie, between 1971 and 1973, audited all the courses medical students take in their first two years at the University of Minnesota. He was amazed by the amount of physics he found in these courses that had seldom been discussed in the general physics course. A number of articles he wrote for the American Journal of Physics presaged the current content recommendations for pre-med and biological physics courses.
Prof. Hobbie also found a great discrepancy between the physics in papers in the biological research literature and the level of understanding of most biology majors or pre-med students who have taken a year of physics. It was clear that an intermediate level physics course would help these students. Prof. Hobbie developed such a course in 1973, which led to the publication of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology in 1978.
Prof. Hobbie is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Bradley J. Roth was born in Clinton, Iowa in 1960, and was raised in Morrison, Illinois. He attended the University of Kansas, majoring in Physics (BS, 1982) and Vanderbilt University (MS, 1985; PhD, 1987). In graduate school, he worked in the Living State Physics Laboratory headed by John Wikswo. In 1988, Prof. Roth joined the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Prof. Roth's research at NIH centered on three themes: cardiac electrophysiology, magnetic stimulation of nerves, and analysis of the electroencephalogram. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Robert T. Lagemann Assistant Professor of Living State Physics at Vanderbilt. In 1998, he accepted his current position in the Department of Physics at Oakland University.
In 2006, Prof. Roth was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Biological Physics). The citation reads: "For his theoretical and numerical studies of bioelectric and biomagnetic phenomena, especially for his contributions to the bidomain model of the heart."

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Table of Contents

1. Mechanics; 2. Exponential Growth and Decay; 3. Systems of Many Particles; 4. Transport in an Infinite Medium; 5. Transport Through Neutral Membranes; 6. Impulses in Nerve and Muscle Cells; 7. The Exterior Potential and the Electrocardiogram; 8. Biomagnetism; 9. Electricity and Magnetism at the Cellular Level; 10. Feedback and Control; 11. The Method of Least Squares and Signal Analysis; 12. Images; 13. Sound and Ultrasound; 14. Atoms and Light; 15. Interaction of Photons and Charged Particles with Matter; 16. Medical Use of X Rays; 17. Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Medicine; 18. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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