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Author McCall, Richard Powell, 1955-
Title Physics of the human body / Richard P. McCall.
Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  QP34.5 .M3564 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # QP34.5 .M3564 2010
Phys. Description ix, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Motion and balance -- Fluids and pressure -- Energy, work, and metabolism -- Sound, speech, and hearing -- Electrical properties and cell potential -- Optics of the eye -- Biological effects of nuclear radiation -- Drug delivery and concentration.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Human physiology.
Medical physics.
ISBN 9780801894565 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801894565 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801894558 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801894557 (hardcover : alk. paper)