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Physiology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking

Physiology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking
Author: Richard F. Burton
ISBN 13: 9780521777032
ISBN 10: 521777038
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 254
List Price: $64.99

Explains physiological concepts through the use of simple calculations and accessible language.


Burton (biomedical and life sciences, U. of Glasgow, Scotland), writing in an amiable prose, presents students of the biological sciences with a text to help them become more comfortable with the larger concepts they'll need to use arithmetic in their field. Dividing the human body into its parts as they're studied<-->energy and metabolism, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function, body fluids, acid-base balance, and nerve and muscle<-->each chapter is made up of a series of problems, which are followed by discussion of the math, as for example, in ion concentrations, lung and fluid volumes, and blood pressures, for the student to solve, with answers and explanations provided at the back. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)