Physics of the Human Body

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Physics of the Human Body
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Author:
Richard P. McCall
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins UniPrs
ISBN:
9780801894565
Publication Date:
-
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
Item Location:
ROW4
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DESCRIPTION
Richard P. McCall's fascinating book explains how basic concepts of physics apply to the fundamental activities and responses of the human body, a veritable physics laboratory. Blood pumping through our veins is a vital example of Poiseuille flow; the act of running requires friction to propel the runner forward; and the quality of our eyesight demonstrates how properties of light enable us to correct near- and far-sightedness. Each chapter discusses a fundamental physics concept and relates it to the anatomy and physiology of applicable parts of the body. Topics include motion, fluids and pressure, temperature and heat, speech and hearing, electrical behaviors, optics, biological effects of radiation, and drug concentrations. Clear and compelling, with a limited amount of math, McCall's descriptions allow readers of all levels to appreciate the physics of the human physique. Physics of the Human Body will help curious high school students, undergraduates with medical aspirations, and practicing medical professionals understand more about the underlying physics principles of the human body.
REVIEWS
Everything from the movement of blood through the circulatory system to how our bodies maintain their heat, Physics of the Human Body is a fascinating and very highly recommended read, a choice addition to any biological science collection. Midwest Book Review 2010 A good resource for doctors or the general reader. Science News 2010
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Richard P. McCall is a professor of physics at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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