Dr. Feher is Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Biophysics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and has research interests in the quantitative understanding of the mechanisms of calcium uptake and release by the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum, in the mechanisms of calcium transport across the intestine, and in muscle contraction and relaxation. Dr. Feher developed a course in Introductory Quantitative Physiology at VCU and has been course coordinator for more than a decade. He also teaches muscle and cell physiology to medical and graduate students and is course coordinator for the Graduate Physiology survey course in physiology given at VCU’s School of Medicine.
Written together with 18 scientists active in the field, Max E. Valentinuzzi brings his decades of teaching bioengineering and physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels to readers, giving a profound, and sometimes philosophical, insight into the realm of bioengineering.
Further, the book reports on the design and results of experiments conducted with two goals. The first was to describe the physiological function of muscle tissue (which may be considered as the “motor”) contracting at a constant length, during shortening, during lengthening, and under a condition that occurs most frequently in the back-and-forth movement of the limbs during locomotion, namely the stretch-shortening cycle of the active muscle. The second objective was to analyze the interaction between the motor and the “machine” (the skeletal lever system) during walking and running in different scenarios with respect to speed, step frequency, body mass, gravity, age, and pathological gait. The book will be of considerable interest to physiology, biology and physics students, and provides researchers with stimuli for further experimental and analytical work.
Biomedical engineers need to understand the wide range of topics that are covered in this text, including basic mathematical modeling; anatomy and physiology; electrical engineering, signal processing and instrumentation; biomechanics; biomaterials science and tissue engineering; and medical and engineering ethics.
Enderle and Bronzino tackle these core topics at a level appropriate for senior undergraduate students and graduate students who are majoring in BME, or studying it as a combined course with a related engineering, biology or life science, or medical/pre-medical course.NEW: Each chapter in the 3rd Edition is revised and updated, with new chapters and materials on compartmental analysis, biochemical engineering, transport phenomena, physiological modeling and tissue engineering. Chapters on peripheral topics have been removed and made avaialblw online, including optics and computational cell biologyNEW: many new worked examples within chaptersNEW: more end of chapter exercises, homework problemsNEW: image files from the text available in PowerPoint format for adopting instructorsReaders benefit from the experience and expertise of two of the most internationally renowned BME educatorsInstructors benefit from a comprehensive teaching package including a fully worked solutions manual A complete introduction and survey of BMENEW: new chapters on compartmental analysis, biochemical engineering, and biomedical transport phenomenaNEW: revised and updated chapters throughout the book feature current research and developments in, for example biomaterials, tissue engineering, biosensors, physiological modeling, and biosignal processingNEW: more worked examples and end of chapter exercisesNEW: image files from the text available in PowerPoint format for adopting instructorsAs with prior editions, this third edition provides a historical look at the major developments across biomedical domains and covers the fundamental principles underlying biomedical engineering analysis, modeling, and designBonus chapters on the web include: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Genomics and Bioinformatics, and Computational Cell Biology and Complexity
This book provides increased coverage of time-domain signal analysis as well as biomeasurement, using examples in ultrasound and electrophysiology. It also presents new applications in biocontrol, with examples from physiological systems modeling such as the respiratory system. It contains double the number of Matlab and non-Matlab exercises to provide ample practice solving problems - by hand and with computational tools. More biomedical figures are found throughout the book. For instructors using this text in their course, an accompanying website (www.elsevierdirect.com, in Semmlow page) includes support materials such as MATLAB data and functions needed to solve the problems, a few helpful routines, and all of the MATLAB examples.
Intended readers include biomedical engineering students, practicing medical technicians, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers.Reorganized to emphasize signal and system analysisIncreased coverage of time-domain signal analysisExpanded coverage of biomeasurement, using examples in ultrasound and electrophysiologyNew applications in biocontrol, with examples from physiological systems modeling such as the respiratory systemDouble the number of Matlab and non-Matlab exercises to provide ample practice solving problems - by hand and with computational toolsMore Biomedical and real-world examplesMore biomedical figures throughout
More than 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. A unique feature is the systematic arrangement of drawings that begins with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility and continues through to the development of a 3-D model. Advanced chapters discuss the use of 3-D software tools from which elevation, section and isometric drawings, and bills of materials are extracted.Covers drafting and design of pipes from fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings, using manual and CAD techniques3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facilityEach chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice
New to this edition:A large scale project that includes foundation location, equipment location, arrangement, and vendor drawingsUpdated discussion and use of modern CAD toolsAdditional exercises, drawings, and dimensioning charts to provide practice and assessmentNew set of Powerpoint images to help develop classroom lectures