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An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology :  Second Edition - J. Mazumdar

An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology

Second Edition

By: J. Mazumdar, C. Cannings (Editor), F. C. Hoppensteadt (Editor), L. A. Segel (Contribution by)

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Published: 18th October 1999
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This textbook is concerned with the mathematical modeling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students. A range of topics are discussed: diffusion population dynamics, autonomous differential equations and the stability of ecosystems, biogeography, pharmokinetics, biofluid mechanics, cardiac mechanics, the spectral analysis of heart sounds using FFT techniques. The last chapter deals with a wide variety of commonly used medical devices. This edition includes new chapters on epidemiology, including modeling the spread of AIDS through a population. Coverage is based on courses taught by the author over many years and the material is class tested. The reader is aided by many exercises that examine key points and extend the presentation in the body of the text. All students of mathematical biology will find this book to be a highly useful resource.

'It can be highly recommended to biomedical engineers and all students of mathematical biology.' Acta Cardiologica

Preface
Dimensional analysis in mathematical physiology
The mathematics of diffusion
Population biology
Biogeography: mathematical analysis of wildlife reserves
Pharmacokinetics: drug distribution in pharmacology
Mathematical modelling in epidemiology
Modelling the AIDS epidemic
Biological fluid mechanics
Analysis and applications of left ventricular mechanics
Analysis and applications of heart valve vibration
Medical devices
Glossary of terms
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521646758
ISBN-10: 0521646758
Series: Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 18th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised