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001    ocn4ocmocm28926415 
003    OCoLC 
005    20121226015630.0 
008    090731s2010    mdua     b    001 0 eng   
010    2009028860 
020    9780801894565 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
020    0801894565 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
020    9780801894558 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
020    0801894557 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)428926415 
049    TTNM 
050 00 QP34.5|b.M3564 2010 
100 1  McCall, Richard Powell,|d1955- 
245 10 Physics of the human body /|cRichard P. McCall. 
260    Baltimore, Md. :|bJohns Hopkins University Press,|c2010. 
300    ix, 301 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  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. 
520 1  "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 
650  0 Human physiology. 
650  0 Biophysics. 
650  0 Medical physics. 
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