Theory of Heart

Biomechanics, Biophysics, and Nonlinear Dynamics of Cardiac Function

  • Leon Glass
  • Peter Hunter
  • Andrew McCulloch

Part of the Institute for Nonlinear Science book series (INLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jay Humphrey, Robert Strumpf, Henry Halperin, Frank Yin
    Pages 59-75
  3. Poul Nielsen, Ian Hunter
    Pages 77-86
  4. Andrew D. McCulloch, Jeffrey H. Omens
    Pages 87-119
  5. Julius M. Guccione, Andrew D. McCulloch
    Pages 121-144
  6. J. W. Clark, J. M. Shumaker, C. R. Murphey, W. R. Giles
    Pages 255-288
  7. Leon Glass, Alvin Shrier
    Pages 289-312
  8. Jose Jalife, Mario Delmar
    Pages 359-376
  9. Jacques Bélair, Marc Courtemanche, Leon Glass
    Pages 377-390
  10. James P. Keener
    Pages 405-436
  11. Bo E. H. Saxberg, Richard J. Cohen
    Pages 437-476
  12. Raymond E. Ideker, Anthony S. L. Tang, David W. Frazier, Nitaro Shibata, Peng-Sheng Chen, J. Marcus Wharton
    Pages 533-560
  13. Ary L. Goldberger, David R. Rigney
    Pages 583-605
  14. Såndor J. Kovåcs
    Pages 607-611

About this book


In recent years there has been a growth in interest in studying the heart from the perspective of the physical sciences: mechanics, fluid flow, electromechanics. This volume is the result of a workshop held in July 1989 at the Institute for Nonlinear Sciences at the University of California at San Diego that brought together scientists and clinicians with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who shared an interest in the heart. The chapters were prepared by the invited speakers as didactic reviews of their subjects but also include the structure, mechanical properties, and function of the heart and the myocardium, electrical activity of the heart and myocardium, and mathematical models of heart function.


Approximation Gap biomechanics biophysics cardiac function dynamics electrophysiology heart mathematical modeling mechanics nonlinear dynamics physiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Leon Glass
    • 1
  • Peter Hunter
    • 2
  • Andrew McCulloch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science—BioengineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7803-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3118-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-4673
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