The Heart and Circulation

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
  • Charles S. Peskin
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 10)


This chapter begins a discussion of mathematics in physiology. The discussion begins with the heart and blood circulation in the body. We first outline the structure of the circulation, and then we derive models of blood flow and pressure and mechanisms for controlling them.


Cardiac Output Aortic Valve Stroke Volume Left Heart Systemic Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
    • 1
  • Charles S. Peskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Systems Science and EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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