Physiology by Numbers
An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Richard F. Burton
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Physiology by Numbers by Richard F. Burton
Book DescriptionThinking quantitatively about physiology is something many students find difficult. However, it is fundamentally important to a proper understanding of many of the concepts involved. In this enlarged second edition of his popular textbook, Richard Burton gives the reader the opportunity to develop a feel for values such as ion concentrations, lung and fluid volumes, blood pressures etc. through the use of calculations which require little more than simple arithmetic for their solution. Much guidance is given on how to avoid errors and the usefulness of approximation and 'back-of-envelope sums'. Energy metabolism, nerve and muscle, blood and the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function, body fluids and acid-base balance are all covered, making this book essential reading for students (and teachers) of physiology everywhere, both those who shy away from numbers and those who revel in them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521777032
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard F. Burton
Biomedical Calculations, Paperback (August 2008)
"It is said if you take care of the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves. Richard Burton's excellent book takes this approach to calculations applied to the biomedical sciences...This book is certainly interesting and engaging but it avoids being complicated.
Physiology by Numbers, Hardback (April 2000)
This book explains physiological concepts through the use of simple calculations and accessible language.
Biology by Numbers, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Richard F. Burton
A practical undergraduate textbook for maths-shy biology students showing how basic maths reveals important insights.
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