Biomedical Applications of Introductory Physics

ISBN-10: 0471412953

ISBN-13: 9780471412953

Edition: 2002

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List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction
Scaling
Vector Representation of DNA
Solved Problems
Exercises
Kinematics in One Dimension
Physical Background
Mass Variations over Time
Volume of Respiratory Dead Space
Ballistocardiogram
Solved Problems
Exercises
Kinematics in Two Dimensions
Physical Background
Maximum Range of Broadjumping
Solved Problems
Exercises
Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
Physical Background
Applications of Newton's Laws to Muscles and Joints
Mechanics of Raising the Arm
Skeletal Mechanics of the Hip
Forces in Chewing
Traction Systems and Treatment of Broken Bones
Osteoarthritis and Friction at Skeletal Joints
Application of Newton's Laws to Molecules
Newton's Third Law and Locomotion
Solved Problems
Exercises
Dynamics and Uniform Circular Motion
Physical Background
Walking and Running
Exercise
Work and Energy
Physical Background
Work and Power of Muscles
Energy and Power When Running
Maximum Height of a Vertical Jump
Mechanical Efficiency of the Heart
Treadmill Exercise and Cardiac Stress
Dynamics of Bumblebee Flight
Force Generation in Cells: Hill's Law, Muscles, and Motor Proteins
Metabolic Energy
Scaling Relationships Involving Metabolic Rates
Energy Management in the Human Body
Solved Problems
Exercises
Impulse and Momentum
Physical Background
Impulsive Force and Injury Due to a Fall
Animal Propulsion
Solved Problems
Exercises
Rotational Kinematics
Physical Background
Physics of Basketball
Ultracentrifuge
Sedimentation in Biology
Solved Problem
Exercises
Rotational Dynamics
Physical Background
Levers and Biomechanics
Skeletal Mechanics of the Leg
Forces at Ankle Joint
Spinal Column
Solved Problems
Exercises
Elasticity and Simple Harmonic Motion
Physical Background
Bone Stiffness and Strength
Bone Fracture and Bone Design
Bone Fracture from a Fall
Stresses in the Leg during Movement
Physics of Karate: Breaking Wooden Blocks with Bare Hands
Elasticity of Ligaments
The Resilience of Tendons
Elasticity of Lungs
Elastic Properties of Blood Vessels
How Trees Bend
Human Leg as Physical Pendulum during Walking
Insect Flight and Mechanism of Resonance
Solved Problems
Exercises
Fluids
Physical Background
Capillary Rise in Plants
Examples of Pressure in Human Organs
Bladder Pressure
Cerebrospinal Pressure
Pressure in the Gastrointestinal System
Pressure in the Eye
Circulation of Blood around the Body
Structure of the Heart and Its Action as a Double Pump
More About Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular System
Blood Flow Waveforms, Velocity Profiles, and Flow in Curved Vessels
Poiseuille's Law, Blood Flow, and Viscosity of Blood
Equation of Continuity and Blood Flow
Vascular Turbulence
Diseases Related to Fluid Flow or Abnormal Blood Vessels and Bernoulli's Principle
Intravenous Supply of Nutrients, Fluids, Blood, and Drugs
Physiological Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure
Forces Acting on a Blood Vessel
Forces Acting within a Brain Aneurysm
Fluid Dynamics of Respiration
Buoyancy and Drag in Animals and Fishes
Pressure Vessels in Cells
Solved Problems
Exercises
Temperature and Heat
Physical Background
Thermography
Hypothermia and Low Temperatures in Biology and Medicine
Heat Stroke
Solved Problems
Exercises
Transfer of Heat
Physical Background
Heat Regulation in Animals
Solved Problems
Exercises
Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory
Physical Background
Diffusion through Membranes
Diffusion in Biology
Osmosis in Biological Organisms
Osmotic Pressure of Cells
Osmotic Work
Regulation of Fluid between Cells (Interstitial Fluid)
Gas Exchange in Animals: Breathing and Diffusion
Lung Functioning
Gas Exchange in Terrestrial Organisms
Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
Gas Exchange in Plant Leaves
Oxygen Consumption by Aerobic Bacteria
Active Transport
Atmospheric Pressure Variations and Physiology
Drag Forces on Swimming Organisms
Solved Problems
Exercises
Thermodynamics
Physical Background
Biochemical Energy Generation
First Law of Thermodynamics and Living Organisms
Physics of Animal Thermoregulation
Entropic Elasticity of DNA
Solved Problems
Exercises
Waves and Sound
Physical Background
Physics of Hearing
Sound Perception
Medical Applications of Ultrasound
Assessment of Stroke Risk and Ultrasound
Doppler Flowmeter
Complexity of Structure of Ears in Nature
Echolocation: Imaging by Sound
Echolocation of Bats
Echolocation of Dolphins
Noise Reduction and Traffic
Solved Problems
Exercises
Principle of Linear Superposition and Interference Phenomenon
Physical Background
Generation of Human Voice
The Perception of Sound
Helmholtz Resonance Theory
Hitting the Baseball
Solved Problems
Exercise
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Physical Background
Electric Forces in Molecular Biology: DNA Structure and Replication
Electrophoresis of Proteins
Solved Problem
Exercises
Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential
Physical Background
Discovery of Bioelectricity
Electrostatics in Water
The ATP and ADP Molecules and the Conversion of ATP to ADP
Electrostatic Potential of DNA
Electrical Potentials of Cellular Membranes
Medical Diagnostic Techniques and Treatment
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electroretinography
Solved Problems
Exercises
Electric Circuits
Physical Background
Electrical Current through Electrolytes
Electrical Signal Transmission through Nerves
Conduction across a Synapse: A Biological Computer Chip?
Resistance in the Human Body
The Electrical Origin of the Heartbeat
Health Hazards, Electrical Shock, and Physiological Effects of Current
Solved Problems
Exercises
Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
Physical Background
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Biomagnetism
Magnetotactic Bacteria
Exercises
Electromagnetic Induction
Physical Background
Electromagnetic Flowmeter
Solved Problem
Alternating Current Circuits
Physical Background
Electrical Current across Biomembranes
Electrical Analogue of Nonpulsating Blood Flow
Pulsating Blood Flow
Diathermy
Impedance Plethysmography
Pacemakers
Solved Problem
Exercises
Electromagnetic Waves
Physical Background
Cochlear Implants
Green Fluorescent Protein
Solar Radiation and Greenhouse Effect
Hazards and Benefits of Ultraviolet Radiation
Medical Applications of X-rays and [gamma]-Rays
Applications of Microwaves
Infrared Radiation
Applications of Polarimeters in Determination of Sugar Concentration
Solved Problem
Exercises
Reflection of Light: Mirrors
Physical Background
Lighting Devices and Their Intensity
Exercise
Refraction of Light, Lenses, and Optical Instruments
Physical Background
Anatomy of the Human Eye
Wavelength Response of the Eye
Optical Properties of the Eye
Light Absorption and Black-White Vision
Color Vision
Common Visual Defects
Pinhole Vision
Endoscopes
Polarizing Microscope
Solved Problem
Exercises
Interference and Wave Nature of Light
Physical Background
Resolution of the Human Eye
Solved Problems
Exercises
Particles and Waves
Physical Background
Exercises
Nature of the Atom
Physical Background
Fluorescence in Biomolecules
Bioluminescence and Marine Organisms
DNA: Information and Damage
Quantum Response of the Eye
Spectrophotometry
Applications of Lasers in Medicine and Biology
Photorefractive Keratectomy and Applications of Lasers to Eye Surgery
Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
Removal of Birthmarks
Solved Problems
Exercises
Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
Physical Background
Isotopes and the Human Body
Measurement of Radiation: Dosimetry
Radioactive Radon Gas in Houses
Solved Problems
Exercises
Dose of Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Diagnostics, and Radiation Therapy
Physical Background
Absorbed Dose and Relative Biological Effectiveness
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
Medical Diagnostics Based on Nuclear Effects
Emission Tomography
CAT Scans
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiopharmaceuticals
Single-Emission Computed Tomography
Tracers in Medicine and Biology
Nonradioactive Tracers
Chromosome Division
Metabolic Uptake
Isotopic Dilution
Location of Hemorrhages
Radiocardiography
Radiation Therapy
Solved Problems
Exercises
Bibliography
Index
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