Understanding the Human Machine: A Primer for Bioengineering

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World Scientific Publishing Company, 7 ott 2004 - 412 pagine

This introductory book for undergraduate students poses a question: What is bioengineering all about? After offering a reference frame and defining the objectives (chapter 1), “physiology” (chapter 2) is presented as a source material followed by “signals” (chapter 3) and “signal pick up” (chapter 4). Chapter 5 deals with the biological amplifier. Reading the signal and the need for mathematical models are the subject matter, respectively, of chapters 6 and 7; they only provide guidance. The last chapter tries to look ahead. Sometimes, the subject is treated in relative depth; at times, the visit is more superficial. Formation rather than information is favored. Historical shots supply background material and spicy insights. Style is light, sprinkled with a little humor. There are exercises which allow students to learn independently.

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1 Introduction
1
Physiological Systems and Levels
13
What They Are
217
4 Signal Pick Up
271
5 Biological Amplifier
299
Reading the Signals
337
The Need of Mathematical Models
349
8 Rounding Up and Looking Ahead
359
References
365
Index
383
List of Figures
393
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Max E Valentinuzzi (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina)

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