# Mathematical foundations and biomechanics of the digestive system / Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam.

Material type: TextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. Description: 1 online resource (xx, 220 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780521116626; 0521116627; 9780511712678; 0511712677; 0511714750; 9780511714757; 9780511716904; 0511716907; 0511846630; 9780511846632; 1107203228; 9781107203228; 1282558382; 9781282558380; 9786612558382; 6612558385; 0511713509; 9780511713507; 0511716001; 9780511716003; 0511711964; 9780511711961; 0511722818; 9780511722813Subject(s): Gastrointestinal system -- Mathematical models | Biomechanics | Elastic plates and shells | MEDICAL -- Nutrition | Biomechanics | Elastic plates and shells | Gastrointestinal Tract -- physiology | Computer Simulation | Gastrointestinal Motility -- physiology | Models, BiologicalGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mathematical foundations and biomechanics of the digestive system.DDC classification: 612.3/2 LOC classification: QP156 | .M58 2010NLM classification: 2010 F-829 | WI 102Online resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current library | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Mathematical modelling of physiological systems promises to advance our understanding of complex biological phenomena and pathophysiology of diseases. In this book, the authors adopt a mathematical approach to characterize and explain the functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Using the mathematical foundations of thin shell theory, the authors patiently and comprehensively guide the reader through the fundamental theoretical concepts, via step-by-step derivations and mathematical exercises, from basic theory to complex physiological models. Applications to nonlinear problems related to the biomechanics of abdominal viscera and the theoretical limitations are discussed. Special attention is given to questions of complex geometry of organs, effects of boundary conditions on pellet propulsion, as well as to clinical conditions, e.g. functional dyspepsia, intestinal dysrhythmias and the effect of drugs to treat motility disorders. With end of chapter problems, this book is ideal for bioengineers and applied mathematicians"--Provided by publisher.

1. Geometry of the surface -- 2. Parameterization of shells of complex geometry -- 3. Nonlinear theory of thin shells -- 4. Continuum model of the biological tissue -- 5. Boundary conditions -- 6. Soft shells -- 7. Biomechanics of the stomach -- 8. Biomechanics of the small intestine -- 9. Biomechanics of the large intestine -- 10. Biological applications of mathematical modeling; Index.

English.