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Author Miftahof, Roustem.
Title Mathematical foundations and biomechanics of the digestive system [electronic resource] / Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 220 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Mathematical modelling of physiological systems promises to advance our understanding of complex biological phenomena and pathophysiology of diseases. In this book, the authors adopt a mathematical approach to characterize and explain the functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Using the mathematical foundations of thin shell theory, the authors patiently and comprehensively guide the reader through the fundamental theoretical concepts, via step-by-step derivations and mathematical exercises, from basic theory to complex physiological models. Applications to nonlinear problems related to the biomechanics of abdominal viscera and the theoretical limitations are discussed. Special attention is given to questions of complex geometry of organs, effects of boundary conditions on pellet propulsion, as well as to clinical conditions, e.g. functional dyspepsia, intestinal dysrhythmias and the effect of drugs to treat motility disorders. With end of chapter problems, this book is ideal for bioengineers and applied mathematicians"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Preface; Notations; Introduction; 1. Geometry of the surface; 2. Parameterization of shells of complex geometry; 3. Nonlinear theory of thin shells; 4. Continuum model of the biological tissue; 5. Boundary conditions; 6. Soft shells; 7. Biomechanics of the stomach; 8. Biomechanics of the small intestine; 9. Biomechanics of the large intestine; 10. Biological applications of mathematical modeling; Index.
Subject Gastrointestinal system -- Mathematical models.
Biomechanics.
Elastic plates and shells.
Gastrointestinal Tract -- physiology.
Computer Simulation.
Gastrointestinal Motility -- physiology.
Models, Biological.
Added Author Nam, Hong Gil.
Related To Print version: Miftahof, Roustem. Mathematical foundations and biomechanics of the digestive system. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521116626 (DLC) 2010004178 (OCoLC)473453878
Standard No. 643327028 656358922 663974059 667097335
ISBN 9780521116626 (hardback)
0521116627 (hardback)
9780511712678 (electronic bk.)
0511712677 (electronic bk.)
0511714750 (electronic bk.)
9780511714757 (electronic bk.)
9780511716904 (electronic bk.)
0511716907 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612558382
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