This textbook is concerned with the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students. A range of topics are discussed: diffusion population dynamics, autonomous differential equations and the stability of ecosystems, biogeography, pharmokinetics, biofluid mechanics, cardiac mechanics, the spectral analysis of heart sounds using FFT techniques. The last chapter deals with a wide variety of commonly used medical devices. This book is based on courses taught by the author over many years and the material is well class tested. The reader is aided by many exercises that examine key points and extend the presentation in the body of the text. All students of mathematical biology will find this book to be a highly useful resource.Read more
- Contains material from both mathematical biology and mathematical physiology
- Broad and interesting selection of topics
- No previous knowledge of applications of mathematics to physiology and biology necessary
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'It can be highly recommended to biomedical engineers and all students of mathematical biology.' Acta Cardiologica
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: August 1999
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521646758
- length: 244 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Dimensional analysis in mathematical physiology
2. The mathematics of diffusion
3. Population biology
4. Biogeography: mathematical analysis of wildlife reserves
5. Pharmacokinetics: drug distribution in pharmacology
6. Mathematical modelling in epidemiology
7. Modelling the AIDS epidemic
8. Biological fluid mechanics
9. Analysis and applications of left ventricular mechanics
10. Analysis and applications of heart valve vibration
11. Medical devices
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