## Book description

Intended as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, this book covers the topics of biomechanics (Part I) and bioelectricity (Part II). Each chapter emphasizes a fundamental principle or law, such as Darcy's Law, Poiseuille's Law, Hooke's Law, Starling's Law, levers, and work in the area of fluid, solid, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, electrical laws and analysis tools are introduced, including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Coulomb's Law, capacitors, and the fluid/electrical analogy. Culminating the electrical portion are chapters covering Nernst and membrane potentials and Fourier transforms. Examples are solved throughout the book and problems with answers are given at the end of each chapter. A semester-long Major Project that models the human systemic cardiovascular system, utilizing both a Matlab numerical simulation and an electrical analog circuit, ties many of the book's concepts together.

1. Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering (1/2)
2. Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering (2/2)
3. Contents
4. Preface
5. Ohm's Law: Current, Voltage and Resistance
1. Introduction
2. Ohm's Law
3. Sign Conventions for Voltage and Current
4. Diodes and Other Non-Ohmic Circuit Elements
5. Power Loss in Resistors
6. Problems
6. Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws: Circuit Analysis
7. Operational Amplifiers
1. Introduction
2. Operational Amplifiers
3. Dependent Sources
4. Some Standard Op Amp Circuits
5. Problems
8. Coulomb's Law, Capacitors and the Fluid/Electrical Analogy
1. Coulomb's Law
2. Capacitors
3. Flow Into and Out of Capacitors
4. Analogy Between Fluid and Electrical Circuits
5. Problems
9. Series and Parallel Combinations
1. Series and Parallel Combinations of Resistors and Capacitors
2. Thevenin Equivalent Circuits
1. Thevenin Equivalent Circuits and First-Order (RC) Time Constants
2. Nernst Potential: Cell Membrane Equivalent Circuit (1/4)
3. Nernst Potential: Cell Membrane Equivalent Circuit (2/4)
4. Nernst Potential: Cell Membrane Equivalent Circuit (3/4)
5. Nernst Potential: Cell Membrane Equivalent Circuit (4/4)
1. Introduction
2. Cell Membrane Structure
3. Nernst Potential
4. Equivalent Circuit for the Membrane
5. Action Potentials
6. Problems
6. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (1/8)
7. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (2/8)
8. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (3/8)
9. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (4/8)
10. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (5/8)
11. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (6/8)
12. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (7/8)
13. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) (8/8)
1. Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC) and the Frequency Domain
2. Major Project
1. Background (and Preliminaries)
2. MATLAB Model
3. Electrical Circuit Analog
3. Bibliography

## Product information

• Title: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
• Author(s): Douglas A. Christensen
• Release date: January 2009
• Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
• ISBN: 9781598298468