Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine

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Oktober 2003



Introduces concepts from nonlinear dynamics using an almost exclusively biological setting for motivation, and includes examples of how these concepts are used in experimental investigations of biological and physiological systems. One novel feature of the book is the inclusion of classroom-tested computer exercises. This book will appeal to students and researchers working in the natural and physical sciences wanting to learn about physiological systems from a mathematical perspective.


Theoretical Approaches in Physiology * Introduction to Dynamics in Nonlinear Difference and Differential Equations * Bifurcations Involving Fixed Points and Limit Cycles in Biological Systems * Dynamics of Excitable Cells * Resetting and Entraining Biological Rhythms * Effects of Noise on Nonlinear Dynamics * Reentry in Excitable Media * Cell Replication and Control * Pupil Light Reflex: Delays and Oscillations * Data Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Human Tremor * An Introduction to XPP * An Introduction to Matlab * Time Series Analysis * Bibliography * Index



From the reviews:
"As part of the Springer Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Series, this book joins a line of books that are leading the way in showing how mathematics can be usefully applied to biology and physiology." - Bulletin of the AMS, 2004
"This book is an excellent addition to the literature. Perhaps its greatest value is its appeal to a wide class of prospective readers who may range from the biologist (mathematician) who has a mild interest in mathematics (biology) to the researcher who works in one of the fields discussed. ... There is a large bibliography, and there are analytical and computer exercises at the end of each chapter." (Jane Cronin, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1050, 2005)
"The book «Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine» is a multi-author effort. ... Each chapter is well grounded ... . The book's references list is thorough and valid ... . This book is aimed at all scientists studying physiological systems in general ... . It fits into curricula usually offered by bio-engineering departments and - happily more and more - also medical schools. ... a book of high standards and is to be recommended. It is a title worth possessing as a collection of valuable reference material ... ." (Prof. dr. sc. Vladimir Medved, IFMBE News, Vol. 69, November/December, 2004)
"Beuter, Glass, Mackey and Titcombe edit a book that provides an understanding of the theory and application of mathematical tools to the study of physiological systems. The book will be of interest to those involved in the modeling of such physiological systems. ... The material is well written, clear and concise. ... I liked the book. It makes an important contribution to the field ... . I recommend this book. It makes a worthwhile addition to a biological/medical science library." (Paul Johnson, New Zealand Mathematical Society Newsletter, Issue 91, 2004)

EAN: 9780387004495
ISBN: 0387004491
Untertitel: 'Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics'. 'Mathematical Biology'. 160 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: XXVI
Format: gebunden
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