Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering: A First Course is for students taking a first or introductory undergraduate course in biomedical engineering, typically at Sophomore or Junior level. It is written for students who have completed first courses in math, physics and chemistry, who are being introduced to the wide range of inter-connected topics that comprise today's BME curriculum.
Opening with a survey of what BME is, and what biomedical engineers can contribute to the well-being of human life, the book introduces the key mathematical techniques based primarily on static conditions, but through to 1st order differential equations (derivatives and integrals) where necessary.
The scope of the book is limited to the needs of a single semester introductory course, covering the basics of signals and signal processing; biological and cellular systems; biomechanics; biomaterials and tissue engineering; biochemistry; bioinstrumentation and medical imaging; and ethics. The book also provides a primer on anatomy and physiology.
This text reflects the need for an engineering focused introduction to biomedical engineering and bioengineering and specifically meets ABET requirements for courses to develop in their graduates an understanding of biology and physiology and the capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology. It also directly addresses the need for students to have an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, and addresses the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems. The book integrates modelling and analysis and is backed up throughout by MATLAB-based examples and exercises.
All key concepts and equations are fully defined and provided with worked out derivations and comments to help students connect the math with the physics, and the physics with the biology.
The book employs a robust pedagogy to help students and instructors navigate the subject, and is enhanced by accompanying teaching resources including MATLAB tutorials, lecturing slides, BME links and projects, an updated assignment and homework library and a fully worked Instructor's Manual.
Full color illustrations of biological and engineers systems throughout the text help students to really engage with and understand unfamiliar topics and concepts.
John Enderle and Joe Bronzino are two of the best known biomedical engineers today, renowned for their encylopedic Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Their expertise and authority has helped them to create this essential first text, which can be used both as a stand alone text in its own right, or as a precursor to the advanced text. Where students move on to the advanced text at senior or graduate level they will benefit from a logical continuation of style and approach and authority.
* A complete introductory BME course text for undergraduates taking a first course in BME
* Integrates engineering with biology in a way that makes the book suitable for BME majors, and students taking BME as part of a related course in electrical, mechanical, materials or chemical engineering, or life sciences
* Rigorous pedagogy to assist leaching and learning, with clear route maps through the text for students with differing levels of engineering and biology knowledge; clear ABET-guides learning objectives;
* All chapters have a generous number of worked examples, a range of end of chapter exercises, including simple self-test questions, homework exercise and more detailed research based assignments.
* Chapters end with a summary of key learning points, and include further reading links.
* Accompanying website provides updated links to additional sources of interest and relevance.
* Integrates Matlab throughout. Matlab code and tutorial material is available from a companion website.
* An accompanying instructor's website provides a fully worked Instructor's Manual, teaching strategies and PowerPoint teaching slides to accompany each chapter.
* Printed in color throughout to enhance clarity and ease of use.
* Readers benefit from the experience and expertise of two of the most internationally renowned BME educators
* Instructors benefit from a comprehensive teaching package including a fully worked solutions manual
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John Enderle is among the best known biomedical engineers in the world. He is the incoming president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
Joseph Bronzino is one of the most renowned biomedical engineers in the world. He is a former president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and well-known educator. He is editor-in-chief of the Biomedical Engineering Handbook from CRC Press, and is currently editor of the Academic Press Series in Biomedical Engineering. He is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
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