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Physics of the human body / Irving P. Herman.
Cham : Springer, c2016.
Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering
"This second edition enhances the treatments of the physics of motion, sports, and diseases and disorders, and integrates discussions of these topics as they appear throughout the book. Also, it briefly addresses physical measurements of and in the body, and offers a broader selection of problems, which, as in the first edition, are geared to a range of student levels. This text is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering."--Publisher.
Contents: Preface -- Terminology, the Standard Human, and Scaling -- Statics of the Body -- Motion -- Mechanical Properties of the Body -- Muscles -- Metabolism: Energy, Heat, Work, and Power of the Body -- Fluid Pressure, Fluid Flow in the Body, and Motion in Fluids -- Cardiovascular System -- Lungs and Breathing -- Sound, Speech, and Hearing -- Light, Eyes, and Vision -- Electrical and Magnetic Properties -- Feedback and Control.
xxiv, 953 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.