Travelling Wave Solutions of a Simple Nerve Conduction Equation for Inhomogeneous Axons

  • A. K. Schierwagen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 244)


Helmholtz’s measurement of impulse conduction velocity in frog sciatic nerve which he accomplished in 1850 marked the beginning of the exact, quantitative description of excitation phenomena in nerves (Fig. 1). Currently, nerve impulse conduction represents one of the simplest, and because of this, most fully studied nonlinear wave phenomena in excitable media.


Travel Wave Solution Excitable Medium Axon Diameter Impulse Conduction Impulse Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Schierwagen
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  1. 1.Sektion Informatik, FG NeuroinformatikKarl-Marx-Universität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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