Introduction to Bioengineering

Paperback | January 10, 2000

EditorS. A. Berger, E. W. Goldsmith, E. R. Lewis

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Bioengineering in this textbook is taken to be the application of the concepts and methods of the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to problems in the life sciences. The aims of such studies is to understand the physical processes and engineering aspects of a systemsperformance both under normal and abnormal conditions, and to design and use diagnostic or artificial devices meant to measure, improve, safeguard, or replace life functions. An experienced team of instructors in mechanical, electrical, chemical and nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley developed the book including contributions on orthopaedics and biodynamics. The topics covered mirror the fundamental engineering science taught, usually atintermediate university level, and are each applied to problems in the biological world. The basic principles of engineering science are presented so that students will be able to grasp the essence of a particular topic quickly, whatever their background. Many worked examples and problems (togetherwith selected solutions) are included throughout the text.

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Bioengineering in this textbook is taken to be the application of the concepts and methods of the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to problems in the life sciences. The aims of such studies is to understand the physical processes and engineering aspects of a systemsperformance both under normal and abnormal ...

S. A. Berger is at University of California, Berkeley. E. W. Goldsmith is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 10, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198565151

ISBN - 13:9780198565154

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List of contributors1. W. Goldsmith: Biomechanics of solids2. L. Talbot: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics3. S.A. Berger: Physiological fluid mechanics4. M.C. Williams: Mass transfer5. T.K. Eto and B. Rubinsky: Bioheat transfer6. E.L. Keller: The modeling approach to the study of physiological systems7. E.R. Lewis: A brief introduction to network theory8. R.B. Martin: Biomaterials9. H.B. Skinner: The interaction of biomatrials and biomechanics10. S.L. Lehman, R. Kram and C.T. Farley: Locomotion and muscle biomechanics11. P.D. Grossman and D.S. Soane: Principles of electrophoretic separations12. T.F. Budinger: Medical imaging13. S. Kaplan and H. Maccabee: Biological applications of ionizing radiation14. C. Susskind: Bioeffects of nonionizing electromagnetic fieldsAppendix A: Linear transformsIndex

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"Recommended for [the] early mechanics-and-circuits and systems chapters, which may be sufficiently extensive to serve alone in rather specialized courses. "--Physics Today
"An informative book."--Medical Physics