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Physiology for Engineers

Applying Engineering Methods to Physiological Systems

Textbook

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 19-32
  4. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 33-41
  5. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 43-54
  6. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 55-66
  7. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 67-80
  8. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 81-95
  9. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 97-116
  10. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 117-128
  11. Michael Chappell, Stephen Payne
    Pages 129-139
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 141-167

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative aspects of human physiology. It looks at biological and physiological processes and phenomena, including a selection of mathematical models, showing how physiological problems can be mathematically formulated and studied. It also illustrates how a wide range of engineering and physics topics, including electronics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and control theory can be used to describe and understand physiological processes and systems. Throughout the text there are introductions to measuring and quantifying physiological processes using both signal and imaging technologies. Physiology for Engineers describes the basic structure and models of cellular systems, the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart and provides an overview of the structure and function of the respiratory and nervous systems. It also includes an introduction to the basic concepts and applications of reaction kinetics, pharmacokinetic modelling and tracer kinetics. It is of interest to final year biomedical engineering undergraduates and graduate students alike, as well as to practising engineers new to the fields of bioengineering or medical physics.

Keywords

Cardiovascular System Modelling Mathematical Biology Modelling Physiological Systems Nervous system modelling Quantitative Biology Respiratory system modelling Systems Biology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Prof. Chappell came to biomedical engineering by accident having done a general engineering degree before
biomedical engineering was a separate option. Having spent some time modelling bubbles in the bloodstream
and using imaging to measure perfusion and pH in the brain he has found that engineering is a great
foundation for taking a quantitative view of physiology and thus contributing to medical research as a
biomedical engineer.
Dr Payne has worked in physiological modelling for over 10 years, with particular interests in blood flow in
the brain and heat treatment of cancer. Having entered the field of biomedical engineering before it was
available even as an undergraduate option course, he has seen first-hand how difficult it can be to learn about
physiology in a way that makes it amenable to mathematical treatment, such as mathematical modelling,
without good introductory guides.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physiology for Engineers
  • Book Subtitle Applying Engineering Methods to Physiological Systems
  • Authors Michael Chappell
    Stephen Payne
  • Series Title Biosystems & Biorobotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biosystems & Biorobotics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26197-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26195-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79904-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26197-3
  • Series ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-3570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 167
  • Number of Illustrations 44 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Human Physiology
    Systems Biology
    Cell Physiology
    Systems Biology
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