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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2012/2013
Module Leader: Dr A. Kabla (ajk61@eng)
Additional Lecturer: Dr M Lengyeln(ml468@eng)
Timing: Lent term
This course focuses on the quantitative modelling of biological systems. A wide variety of topics are touched upon, from biochemistry and cellular function to neural activity and respiration. In all cases, the emphasis is on finding the simplest mathematical model that describes the observations and allows us to identify the relevant physiological parameters. The models often take the form of a simple functional relationship between two variables, or a set of coupled differential equations. The course tries to show where the equations come from and lead to: what assumptions are needed and what simple and robust conclusions can be drawn.
Further details and online resources
Physical and chemical principles (4L A. Kabla)
Electrophysiology (5L M. Lengyel)
Blood Physiology (3L A. Kabla)
Physiological transport systems (4L A. Kabla)
Physiology of speech production. Vocal tract acoustics & dynamics of the vocal folds.
On finishing this module the student will:
Please see the Booklist for Part IIA Courses for module references.
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