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Quantitative Human Physiology

An Introduction

This text explores how component behavior produces system behavior in physiological systems. Through text explanation, figures, and equations it provides the engineering student with a basic understanding of physiological principles with an emphasis on quantitative aspects. Geared to undergraduate students who are less familiar with biological concepts but who have successfully completed typical first-year engineering mathematics, including differential and integral calculus and some differential equations.


undergraduate bioengineering students

Hardbound, 960 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382163-8


  • ".. in terms of what is out there this book provides the best mix I have seen thus far of balancing the two aspects of "quantitative" "physiology" - Professor Sean Collins at University of Massachusetts - Lowell


    "It would be quite useful for engineers who want to ply their trade in the physiological sciences.....  I have been looking for this kind of book for a long time. I am going to show it also to more of my mathematical colleagues. I am still evaluating it and reading it myself-but I love the approach. The author needs to be congratulated for a masterpiece of a work." - Professor Lawrence Basso, MD, Stanford University


    "This book is long-overdue for combined teaching of a course that moves from cellular to systems physiology that truly integrates the quantitation with the physiology. It is an extremely easily read book that covers all aspects of physiology, from the mathematical concepts that underlie how human physiology functions to medically-related diseases and conditions, as well as current medical treatments. I plan to utilize this book for upper level undergraduate biomedical engineering students in sensory and quantitative physiology, as well as for advanced graduate students in a pharmacological and physiological PhD program in medical school, with appropriate emphasis from the book for each student group according to their needs and abilities." - Amy B. Harkins, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University


    “Complements to Dr. Feher-the book is excellent and the students are benefiting.” - Dr. David Reinkensmeyer, University of California, Irvine


  • Unit 1; Physical and Chemical Foundations of Physiology

    Unit 2; Membranes, Transport and Metabolism

    Unit 3; Physiology of Excitable Cells

    Unit 4; The Nervous System

    Unit 5; The Cardiovasular System

    Unit 6; Respiratory Physiology

    Unit 7; Renal Physiology

    Unit 8; Gastrointestinal Physiology

    Unit 9: Endocrine Physiology


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