Circuits, Signals, and Systems for Bioengineers

Circuits, Signals, and Systems for Bioengineers

A MATLAB-Based Introduction

3rd Edition - December 7, 2017

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  • Author: John Semmlow
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128093955
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096260

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Circuits, Signals and Systems for Bioengineers: A MATLAB-Based Introduction, Third Edition, guides the reader through the electrical engineering principles that can be applied to biological systems. It details the basic engineering concepts that underlie biomedical systems, medical devices, biocontrol and biomedical signal analysis, providing a solid foundation for students in important bioengineering concepts. Fully revised and updated to better meet the needs of instructors and students, the third edition introduces and develops concepts through computational methods that allow students to explore operations, such as correlations, convolution, the Fourier transform and the transfer function. New chapters have been added on image analysis, noise, stochastic processes and ergodicity, and new medical examples and applications are included throughout the text.

Key Features

  • Covers current applications in biocontrol, with examples from physiological systems modeling, such as the respiratory system
  • Includes revised material throughout, with improved clarity of presentation and more biological, physiological and medical examples and applications
  • Includes a new chapter on noise, stochastic processes, non-stationary and ergodicity
  • Includes a separate new chapter featuring expanded coverage of image analysis
  • Includes support materials, such as solutions, lecture slides, MATLAB data and functions needed to solve the problems


Biomedical engineering students; practicing medical technicians; mechanical engineers; electrical engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part I - SIGNALS

    1. The Big Picture: Bioengineering Signals and Systems
    2. Signal Analysis in the Time Domain
    3. Signal Analysis in the Frequency Domain: The Fourier Series and the Fourier Transformation
    4. Signal Analysis in the Frequency Domain - Implications and Applications

     Part II - SYSTEMS

    5. Linear Systems Analysis in the Time Domain - Convolution
    6. Linear Systems Analysis in the Frequency Domain: The Transfer Function
    7. Linear Systems in the Complex Frequency Domain: The Laplace Transform
    8. Analysis of Discrete Linear Systems - The z-Transform and Applications to Filters
    9. System Simulation and Simulink
    10. Stochastic, Nonstationary, and Nonlinear Systems and Signals
    11. Two-Dimensional Signals - Basic Image Analysis


    12. Circuits Elements and Circuit Variables
    13. Analysis of Analog Circuits and Models
    14. Circuit Reduction - Simplifications
    15. Basic Analog Electronics - Operational Amplifiers


    Appendix A - Derivations; Appendix B - Laplace Transforms and Properties of the Fourier; Appendix C - Trigonometric and Other Formulae; Appendix D - Conversion Factors: Units; Appendix E - Complex Arithmetic; Appendix F - LF356 Specifications; Appendix G - Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Product details

  • No. of pages: 782
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: December 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128093955
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096260

About the Author

John Semmlow

John Semmlow
John Semmlow was a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Rutgers University and in the Department of Surgery of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School UMDNJ for 32 years. Over that period he published over 100 review journal articles and has been appointed a Fellow of the IEEE, the AIMBE, and the BMES. He retired in June of 2010, but still remains active in research, particularly cardiovascular diagnosis and human motor control. He is actively pursuing a ‘second career’ as an artist, designing and building computer controlled kinetic art: sculptures that move in interesting and intriguing ways.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA

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