Biomechanics Circulation

ISBN-10: 0387943846

ISBN-13: 9780387943848

Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Y. C. Fung

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The theory of blood circulation is one of the oldest in science, and remains a vigorous field of study with many features that have been described in physical and mathematical terms. In Biomechanics: Circulation, Fung presents a treatment of the fundamental biomechanics of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, using a mathematical approach to illuminate problems in experiemental design, data collection, modeling, observations, and theory. This second edition includes extensive changes incorporating major advances in hemodynamics that have occurred during the past decade. There are new chapters on coronary blood flow and skeletal muscle microcirculation. As in the first edition, Biomechanics: Circulation emphasizes the coupling of fluids and solids in the cardiovascular pulmonary systems, and consistently brings both morphology and rheology to bear on the analysis of blood flow. Numerous exercises are proposed to encourage the reader to formulate and solve problems. Together with his other two treatises on biomechanics (Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissue and Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress and Growth), this book confirms that "although it is clear that Fung has made substantial contributions as a researcher...it can equally well be said that he is an exceptional teacher" (Quart. Rev. Biol.). Y.C. Fung is professor emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California at San Diego.
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List price: $169.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/21/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 572
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Physical Principles of Circulation
The Heart
Blood Flow in Arteries
The Veins
Microcirculation
Blood Flow in the Lung
Coronary Blood Flow
Blood Flow in Skeletal Muscle
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