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Biolectricty: A Quantitative Approach Second Edition

Biolectricty: A Quantitative Approach Second Edition 



  • Robert Plonsey
  • Roger C. Barr 


  • Hardcover: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2 edition (November 29, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306462354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306462351
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 pounds


Book Description

In the first edition of Bioelectricity, Plonsey and Barr provided an introduction to electrophysiology following a quantitative approach. In this second edition they address new discoveries in the field of ion channels. The text is an introduction to electrophysiology utilizing a quantitative approach. It describes the principles of electrical fields, using basic principles from science and engineering while taking the biological applications into consideration. The book thus provides an introduction to the quantitative description of underlying electrophysiology with illustrative application to cardiac electrophysiology and functional electrical stimulation. The book can be used as a bridge to more advanced texts, particularly those that stress a quantitative approach.  


A classic text in the field of bioengineering., December 18, 1996

Begins with the necessary physics and vector calculus. Steps logically and clearly through the physics of diffusing ions in solution separated by membranes. Presents classic Hodgkin-Huxley formulation and develops analytic and computer models of excitable axon. Covers basics of ECG and heart vector rotation. All exercises in the book focus on extension of topics and experimentation. Written for the engineer/scientist at the senior undergrad level.