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Introduction to Bioengineering

Edited by S. A. Berger, W. Goldsmith, and E. R. Lewis

Publication Date - March 2000

ISBN: 9780198565154

544 pages

Retail Price to Students: $234.99


Bioengineering in this book 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 aim of such studies is to understand the physical process and engineering aspects of a system's performance both under normal and abnormal conditions, and to design and use diagnostic or artificial devices meant to measure, improve, safeguard, or replace life functions. The material in this book is based on the course given at the University of California at Berkeley. The text contains contributions from instructors in mechanical, electrical, chemical, and nuclear engineering as well as from orthopedics and human biodynamics. The topics mirror the fundamental engineering science taught in the various engineering areas, usually at the intermediate university level, but as 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 (together with selected solutions) are included throughout the text.


"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

Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Biomechanics of solids, W. Goldsmith
    2. Fundamentals of fluid mechanics, L. Talbot
    3. Physiological fluid mechanics, S.A. Berger
    4. Mass transfer, M.C. Williams
    5. Bioheat transfer, T.K. Eto and B. Rubinsky
    6. The modeling approach to the study of physiological systems, E.L. Keller
    7. A brief introduction to network theory, E.R. Lewis
    8. Biomaterials, R.B. Martin
    9. The interaction of biomaterials and biomechanics, H.B. Skinner
    10. Locomotion and muscle biomechanics, S.L. Lehman, R. Kram and C.T. Farley
    11. Principles of electrophoretic separations, P.D. Grossman and D.S. Soane
    12. Medical imaging, T.F. Budinger
    13. Biological applications of ionizing radiation, S. Kaplan and H. Maccabee
    14. Bioeffects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields, C. Susskind
    Appendix A: Linear transforms