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Physics of the Human Body / Edition 1
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Physics of the Human Body / Edition 1

by Irving P. Herman
 

ISBN-10: 3540296034

ISBN-13: 9783540296034

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. It is the most comprehensive book on the physics of the human body, and the only book also providing theoretical background. The book is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications

Overview

This book comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. It is the most comprehensive book on the physics of the human body, and the only book also providing theoretical background. The book is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540296034
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2007. Corr. 2nd printing 2008
Pages:
860
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Terminology, the Standard Human, and Scaling.- Statics of the Body.- Motion.- Mechanical Properties of the Body.- Muscles.- Metabolism: Energy, Heat, Work, and Power of the Body.- Fluid Pressure, Fluid Flow in the Body, and Motion in Fluids.- Cardiovascular System.- Lungs and Breathing.- Sound, Speech, and Hearing.- Light, Eyes, and Vision.- Electrical and Magnetic Properties.- Feedback and Control.

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