Theoretical Models of Skeletal Muscle: Biological and Mathematical Considerations / Edition 1

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Examines the structural, mechanical and neurophysiological properties of skeletal muscle as they relate to force and movement and translates these properties into rigorous and mechanically consistent models of skeletal muscle. Including a chapter on modelling skeletal muscle using simple shapes and a comprehensive discussion of the molecular events of muscular force production. Theoretical Models of Skeletal Muscle will be invaluable reading for professionals and students within the fields of biomechanics, kinesiology, sports science and physiotherapy. The workings of the "cross-bridge model," the "Hill model," the "energetics model," and a model based on continuum mechanics are evaluated in detail.

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Reviewer: William C. Whiting, PhD (California State University, Northridge)
Description: This book begins with a concise overview of skeletal muscle physiology and mechanics, followed by a discussion of basic theoretical muscle models, mechanics of deformable systems, and computer modeling.
Purpose: The stated goal is "to describe the basic biology, physiology and mechanics of muscular contraction, and to introduce the reader to a rigorous mathematical and mechanical approach for developing muscle models." By effectively summarizing the development of muscle models from both theoretical and practical perspectives, the authors have achieved their purpose.
Audience: The book targets senior undergraduate and graduate students and professionals of biomechanics, exercise/sport science, and kinesiology. The appropriateness for this audience depends on the reader's background. As noted by the authors, "... some chapters may contain well known information while others may appear extremely difficult. This is the nature of the topic and the nature of the book." The authors are noted authorities in the field of skeletal muscle mechanics and modeling.
Features: The first part (chapters 1-4) provides a concise and readable review of skeletal muscle biology and mechanics, muscle modeling, and theological and structural muscle models. Chapter 3 provides an interesting comparison of classic Hill and Huxley type models of skeletal muscle. In the second part (chapters 5-7) the authors describe the mechanical and mathematical treatment of complex muscle models and discuss model considerations with respect to movement control. Some readers in the targeted audience may find the mathematical formulations in later chapters a bit daunting. The two appendixes contain step-by-step computer routines for both time-independent and time-dependent modeling.
Assessment: The authors have combined theory and knowledge of the biological function of skeletal muscle to produce a unique and comprehensive examination of basic skeletal muscle modeling that should prove useful to those interested in skeletal muscle mechanics and the control of human movement.
Bill Whiting(University of Texas El Paso College o Sciences)
This book begins with a concise overview of skeletal muscle physiology and mechanics, followed by a discussion of basic theoretical muscle models, mechanics of deformable systems, and computer modeling. The stated goal is ""to describe the basic biology, physiology and mechanics of muscular contraction, and to introduce the reader to a rigorous mathematical and mechanical approach for developing muscle models."" By effectively summarizing the development of muscle models from both theoretical and practical perspectives, the authors have achieved their purpose. The book targets senior undergraduate and graduate students and professionals of biomechanics, exercise/sport science, and kinesiology. The appropriateness for this audience depends on the reader's background. As noted by the authors, ""... some chapters may contain well known information while others may appear extremely difficult. This is the nature of the topic and the nature of the book."" The authors are noted authorities in the field of skeletal muscle mechanics and modeling. The first part (chapters 1-4) provides a concise and readable review of skeletal muscle biology and mechanics, muscle modeling, and theological and structural muscle models. Chapter 3 provides an interesting comparison of classic Hill and Huxley type models of skeletal muscle. In the second part (chapters 5-7) the authors describe the mechanical and mathematical treatment of complex muscle models and discuss model considerations with respect to movement control. Some readers in the targeted audience may find the mathematical formulations in later chapters a bit daunting. The two appendixes contain step-by-step computer routines for bothtime-independent and time-dependent modeling. The authors have combined theory and knowledge of the biological function of skeletal muscle to produce a unique and comprehensive examination of basic skeletal muscle modeling that should prove useful to those interested in skeletal muscle mechanics and the control of human movement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471969556
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/18/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Basic introduction to skeletal muscle 3
2 Modelling skeletal muscle using simple geometric shapes: biological considerations 23
3 Hill and Huxley type models: biological considerations 70
4 Rheological and structural models: mathematical considerations 87
5 Fundamentals of mechanics 115
6 Towards a complete muscle model 145
7 Movement control 153
App. A Topics in time-independent modelling 174
App. B Topics in time-dependent modelling 202
Index 235
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