Lung Mechanics: An Inverse Modeling Approach by Jason H. T. BatesLung Mechanics: An Inverse Modeling Approach by Jason H. T. Bates

Lung Mechanics: An Inverse Modeling Approach

byJason H. T. Bates

Hardcover | August 31, 2009

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With mathematical and computational models furthering our understanding of lung mechanics, function and disease, this book provides an all-inclusive introduction to the topic from a quantitative standpoint. Focusing on inverse modeling, the reader is guided through the theory in a logical progression, from the simplest models up to state-of-the-art models that are both dynamic and nonlinear. Key tools used in biomedical engineering research, such as regression theory, linear and nonlinear systems theory, and the Fourier transform, are explained. Derivations of important physical principles, such as the Poiseuille equation and the wave speed equation, from first principles are also provided. Example applications to experimental data throughout illustrate physiological relevance, whilst problem sets at the end of each chapter provide practice and test reader comprehension. This book is ideal for biomedical engineering and biophysics graduate students and researchers wishing to understand this emerging field.
Title:Lung Mechanics: An Inverse Modeling ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:August 31, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521509602

ISBN - 13:9780521509602


Table of Contents

Preface; Notation; 1. Introduction; 2. Collecting data; 3. The linear single-compartment model; 4. Resistance and elastance; 5. Nonlinear single-compartment models; 6. Flow limitation; 7. Linear two-compartment models; 8. The general linear model; 9. Inverse models of lung impedance; 10. Constant phase model of impedance; 11. Nonlinear dynamic models; 12. Epilogue; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'This long-needed textbook identifies and then bridges the gap between the classical views on lung mechanics and the experimental evidence; an enormous help for students and a valuable teaching resource for lecturers and senior researchers.' Zoltán Hantos, University of Szeged, Hungary