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The Resource Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion, Thomas A. McMahon

Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion, Thomas A. McMahon

Label
Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion
Title
Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. McMahon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book-length treatment of mathematical models of muscle functions. Although physiologists, biophysicists, and bioengineers often mention these models, particularly the important Huxley models, Thomas A. McMahon is the first completely to explain them. He addresses the questions "What makes the force in muscle?" and "How is this force controlled?" with precision and clarity, explaining his assumptions and retaining the steps in derivations so that the reader clearly understands the capabilities and limitations of the models. Using this procedure, he discusses, among other topics, the workings of the muscle spindle organ, the enhancement of running speed by "tuned track", and the evolutionary implications of scale. This book provides a framework for the many basic studies related to locomotion, which range from basic muscle mechanics and thermodynamics to coordinated motion. The author develops his comprehensive description of terrestrail animal locomoation by intergrating evidence from biochemical, physiological, morphological, and mechanical studies, without ignoring the complex ways in which these factors interact in the face of constraints imposed by size
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahon, Thomas A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muscle contraction
  • Reflexes
  • Animal locomotion
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Locomotion
  • Models, Biological
  • Movement
  • Muscles
  • Reflex
  • Muscles
  • Réflexes
  • Locomotion animale
  • 31.80 applications of mathematics
  • 42.11 biomathematics
  • SCIENCE
  • Animal locomotion
  • Muscle contraction
  • Reflexes
  • Biomechanik
  • Fortbewegung
  • Muskel
  • Physiologie
  • Mathematisches Modell
  • Bewegungsphysiologie
  • Matematica
Label
Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion, Thomas A. McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206364431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1734tp6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1206364431
Label
Muscles, reflexes, and locomotion, Thomas A. McMahon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1206364431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1734tp6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1206364431

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