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2nd Edition

Book Info

Pages: 390

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5332-1

ISBN: 9781461453314,9781461453321

TAG:
Medicine

The use of digital signal processing is ubiquitous in the field of physiology and biomedical engineering. The application of such mathematical and computational tools requires a formal or explicit understanding of physiology. Formal models and analytical techniques are interlinked in physiology as in any other field. This book takes a unitary approach to physiological systems, beginning with signal measurement and acquisition, followed by signal processing, linear systems modelling, and computer simulations. The signal processing techniques range across filtering, spectral analysis and wavelet analysis. Emphasis is placed on fundamental understanding of the concepts as well as solving numerical problems. Graphs and analogies are used extensively to supplement the mathematics. Detailed models of nerve and muscle at the cellular and systemic levels provide examples for the mathematical methods and computer simulations. Several of the models are sufficiently sophisticated to be of value in understanding real world issues like neuromuscular disease. This second edition features expanded problem sets and a link to extra downloadable material.

Front Matter....Pages i-xvi

Introduction....Pages 1-12

Signal Measurement....Pages 13-25

Signals and Systems Basics....Pages 27-63

Signal Filtering and System Control....Pages 65-94

Digitization and Discrete Systems....Pages 95-120

Discrete Signal Processing....Pages 121-171

Numerical Methods and Geometry for Graphics....Pages 173-183

Nerve Action Potentials....Pages 185-210

External Stimulation of Excitable Tissue....Pages 211-224

Skeletal Muscle Contraction....Pages 225-252

The Electromyogram....Pages 253-279

Neuromuscular Control....Pages 281-295

Neural Firing Rate Analysis....Pages 297-317

Immune Response to Infection....Pages 319-326

Linear Model of Blood Flow....Pages 327-335

Back Matter....Pages 337-389