Coverart for item
The Resource Physics of the human body, Richard P. McCall

Physics of the human body, Richard P. McCall

Label
Physics of the human body
Title
Physics of the human body
Statement of responsibility
Richard P. McCall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall, Richard Powell
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP34.5
LC item number
.M3564 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 F-462
  • QT 34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human physiology
  • Biophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Metabolism
  • Biophysics
  • Human physiology
  • Medical physics
  • Medische fysica
  • Fysiologie
  • Biomechanik
  • Physiologie
Label
Physics of the human body, Richard P. McCall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
428926415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780801894565
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428926415
Label
Physics of the human body, Richard P. McCall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
428926415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780801894565
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428926415

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...