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Physics of the human body

Author: Irving P Herman
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Physics of the Human Body comprehensively addresses the physics and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irving P Herman
ISBN: 9783540296034 3540296034
OCLC Number: 79447304
Description: xix, 857 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Terminology, the standard human, and scaling. --
Statics of the body. --
Motion. --
Mechanical properties of the body. --
Muscles. --
Metabolism: energy, heat, work, and power. --
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. --
Appendix A. Symbols and units. --
Appendix B. Locator of major anatomical and anthropometric information. --
Appendix C. Differential equations. --
Appendix D. Similar model systems. --
Appendix E. Biophysics of the human body.
Series Title: Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering.
Responsibility: Irving P. Herman.
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