Physics of the Human Body / Edition 1

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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.

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"The text is a welcome alternative approach to introductory physics for premedical students and is an excellent prelude to topics in bioengineering. … The book’s emphasis is on the macrophysics of body physiology, a subject highly relevant to first-year medical students. … In short, Physics of the Human Body contains much to enrich the training of life sciences students and help them appreciate how even basic physics is increasingly important to medicine. … its pedagogical approach makes it a suitable textbook." (Suzanne Amador Kane, Physics Today, March, 2008)

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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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