Hysteresis Phenomena in Biology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642382185
  • ISBN-13: 9783642382185
  • DDC: 538.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 45 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The occurrence of hysteresis phenomena has been traditionally associated with mechanical and magnetic properties of materials. However, recent studies on the dynamics of biological processes suggest switch-like behavior that could be described by mathematical models of hysteresis. This book presents the milestones and perspectives of biological hysteresis and provides a comprehensive and application-oriented introduction to this subject. The target audience primarily comprises researchers but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Mathematical Models of Hysteresis.
2: Introduction.
3: Bifurcation Theory and Bistability.
4: Preisach Models.
5: Hysteresis in Biology.
6: Examples of Hysteresis Phenomena in Biology.