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This book was designed to support a two-semester course in biomedical engineering for students assumed to have little or no background in life or medical sciences. The reader of the resulting book is assumed to have an engineering background including integral and differential calculus, physics, and physical chemistry. The quantitative aspects of life sciences are stressed. For example, a 13-page section is given to the origins of the resting potential of the typical neuron or muscle cell. More than 50 equations are used to explain and derive the Nerst-Plank, Goldman, and Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equations based on the Fick, Gibbs-Donnan, and Nerst
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Biological Foundations of Biomedical Engineering.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:831. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-831_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):831.
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