Equations for Model Building: The Surface Law and Body Composition

  • James L. Hargrove
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


If our health depends on the balance between energy intake and expenditure, and moderate consumption of foods and appropriate medicines, then there are at least three kinds of model that could be useful to our attempt to understand how to maintain health and prevent disease.


Body Composition Model Building Basal Metabolic Rate Allometric Equation Rest Energy Expenditure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Hargrove
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  1. 1.Department of Foods and NutritionUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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