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xiii, 511 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Cellular biomechanics-- 3. Hemodynamics-- 4. The circulatory system-- 5. The interstitium-- 6. Ocular biomechanics-- 7. The respiratory system-- 8. Muscles and movement-- 9. Skeletal biomechanics-- 10. Terrestrial locomotion-- Appendix A. The electrocardiogram-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521841122 20160528
Introductory Biomechanics is a new, integrated text written specifically for engineering students. It provides a broad overview of this important branch of the rapidly growing field of bioengineering. A wide selection of topics is presented, ranging from the mechanics of single cells to the dynamics of human movement. No prior biological knowledge is assumed and in each chapter, the relevant anatomy and physiology are first described. The biological system is then analyzed from a mechanical viewpoint by reducing it to its essential elements, using the laws of mechanics and then tying mechanical insights back to biological function. This integrated approach provides students with a deeper understanding of both the mechanics and the biology than from qualitative study alone. The text is supported by a wealth of illustrations, tables and examples, a large selection of suitable problems and hundreds of current references, making it an essential textbook for any biomechanics course.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521841122 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), eReserve
xii, 318 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Form and function-- 2. Skeletal tissue histomorphology and mechanics-- 3. Cartilage differentiation and growth-- 4. Perichondral and periosteal ossification-- 5. Endochondral growth and ossification-- 6. Cancellous bone-- 7. Skeletal tissue regeneration-- 8. Articular cartilage development and destruction-- 9. Mechanobiology in skeletal evolution-- 10. The physical nature of living things-- Appendix A. Material characteristics-- Appendix B. Structural characteristics-- Appendix C. Failure characteristics-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521790000 20160528
The intimate relationship between form and function inherent in the design of animals is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the musculoskeletal system. In the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of all vertebrates there is a graceful and efficient physical order. This book is about how function determines form. It addresses the role of mechanical factors in the development, adaptation, maintenance, ageing and repair of skeletal tissues. The authors refer to this process as mechanobiology and develop their theme within an evolutionary framework. They show how the normal development of skeletal tissues is influenced by mechanical stimulation beginning in the embryo and continuing throughout life into old age. They also show how degenerative disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis are regulated by the same mechanical processes that influence development and growth. Skeletal Function and Form bridges important gaps among disciplines, providing a common ground for understanding, and will appeal to a wide audience of bioengineers, zoologists, anthropologists, palaeontologists and orthopaedists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521790000 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)