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Principles of Biological Regulation : Introduction to Feedback Systems.

Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Elsevier Science, 1973.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jones
ISBN: 9780323153539 0323153534
OCLC Number: 841914800
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Principles of Biological Regulation; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Chapter 1. Regulatory Processes in Biological Systems; 1.1 Biology as a Science of Organization; 1.2 Regulatory Biology; 1.3 Historical Development; 1.4 Epitome; References; Chapter 2. Flow Processes in the Steady State; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Cellular Diffusion of C02; 2.3 Heat Flow in a Muscle; Definition of a Compartment; 2.4 Flow through a Compartment: the Storage Function; 2.5 Loss Functions; 2.6 Single-Compartment Process in the Steady State. 2.7 Factors Affecting the Steady State Variables and Parameters; 2.8 Multicompartment Systems; Noninteracting Processes; 2.9 Interacting Processes; 2.10 Aqueous Flow through the Eye; Two-Compartment Model; 2.11 Disturbances to the Steady State; 2.12 Transmission Function, Gain; 2.13 Flow Graphs and Block Diagrams; 2.14 Glucose Transport with Intravenous Feeding; 2.15 Steady-State Control of the Extraocular Muscles; 2.16 Mathematical Treatment of the Steady State; 2.17 Glands as Transducers; Biological Fluxes; 2.18 Epitome; Problems; References; Chapter 3. Dynamic Behavior. The Transient Response3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Compartment Filling at a Prescribed Rate; No Losses; 3.3 Compartment Emptying; 3.4 Properties of the Exponential Curve; 3.5 Single Compartment; Transient and Steady-State Solution; 3.6 First-Order Dynamics; 3.7 Second-Order System; Noninteracting Processes; 3.8 Noninteracting and Interacting Processes; 3.9 Signal Transmission through Several Compartments; 3.10 Second-Order Transient; Oscillatory Case; 3.11 Oscillations in Limb Movement, Dysmetria; 3.12 Systems of Higher Order; 3.13 Modes of Free Vibration. 3.14 Block Diagram Symbols for First-Order Processes3.15 Responses to Pulse Disturbances; 3.16 Muscle Dynamics; 3.17 Mathematical Analysis of Linear Dynamical Systems; 3.18 Epitome; Problems; References; Chapter 4. Introduction to Feedback; the Steady State; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Feedback in a Two-Compartment System; 4.3 The Steady-State Operating Point; Definition of a Negative Feedback System; 4.4 Effect of Disturbances upon the Operating Point; 4.5 Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Gain; 4.6 The Control Mechanism; Reference Input and Sign Reversal; 4.7 Further Discussion of Loop Gain. 4.8 Reducing the Effects of Disturbances4.9 Effect of Loop Gain on Perturbations; Sensitivity; 4.10 Further Aspects of Sensitivity; 4.11 Operating Point, Reference Input, and Summing Point in Nonlinear Systems; 4.12 The Error Concept; 4.13 Temperature Regulation under Heat Stress; Sweating; 4.14 Regulation of Thyroxine; the Thyroid-Pituitary System; 4.15 Types of Regulator; the Servomechanism; 4.16 Steady-State Relations in a Type 1 System; 4.17 Mechanisms of Sign Reversal; 4.18 Generalized Block Diagram; 4.19 Blood Pressure Regulation; 4.20 The Stretch Reflex; 4.21 Epitome; Problems.

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