The Human Respiratory System

The Human Respiratory System

The objective of the book is to put forward emerging ideas from biology and mathematics
into biomedical engineering applications in general with special attention
to the analysis of the human respiratory system. The field of fractional calculus is
mature in mathematics and chemistry, but still in infancy in engineering applications.
However, the last two decades have been very fruitful in producing new ideas
and concepts with applications in biomedical engineering.

The Human Respiratory System

The reader should find
the book a revelation of the latest trends in modeling and identification of the human
respiratory parameters for the purpose of diagnostic and monitoring. Of special
interest here is the notion of fractal structure, which tells us something about the biological
efficiency of the human respiratory system. Related to this notion is the
fractal dimension, relating the adaptation of the fractal structure to environmental
changes (i.e. disease). Finally, we have the dynamical pattern of breathing, which is
then the result of both the structure and the adaptability of the respiratory system.
The distinctive feature of the book is that it offers a bottom-up approach, starting
from the basic anatomical structure of the respiratory system and continuing
with the dynamic pattern of the breathing. The relations between structure (or the
specific changes within it) and fundamental working of the system as a whole are
pinned such that the reader can understand their interplay. Moreover, this interplay
becomes crucial when alterations at the structural level in the airway caused by disease
may require adaptation of the body to the functional requirements of breathing
(i.e. to ensure the necessary amount of oxygen to the organs). Adaptation of the human
body, and specially of the respiratory system, to various conditions can be thus
explained and justified in terms of breathing efficiency…

The Human Respiratory System 

List Price: $98.00 USD
New From: $83.00 USD
Download Ebook pdf Get it $10 USD

 

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *