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Physics of the human body

Author: Irving P Herman
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, cop. 2007.
Series: Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. This work aims to offers an understanding of physical issues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving P Herman
ISBN: 9783540296034 3540296034
OCLC Number: 470833346
Notes: Notes bibliogr. p. [815]-844.
Description: 1 vol. (XIX-857 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering
Responsibility: Irving P. Herman.
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