Investigation and analysis of chaotic phenomena within the human body

Francis, Matthew (2001). Investigation and analysis of chaotic phenomena within the human body B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Francis, Matthew
Thesis Title Investigation and analysis of chaotic phenomena within the human body
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr. P.Meehan
Total pages 205
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
Formatted abstract

Chaos, or the chaotic phenomenon, has received significant attention in the last two decades from medical researchers and engineers alike, each utilising this exciting and ubiquitous mathematical technique to provide new insight into their respective fields, with no limit on what that application may be.

Mathematical physiology is the domain of human chaos, and it is here where it has the most significant relevance to our physical self and the modelling thereof. This thesis investigates the extent to which chaos theory is being incorporated in human physiological research and the methods in which it is being used. It’s beginnings and its current state.

Also, a mathematical model of the human excitable cell membrane adapted from the Nobel-prize winning Hodgkin-Huxley model (1952) is programmed and is shown to display an accurate portrayal of the actual and hence, verifies that chaos is present within this human system.

Keyword Chaotic phenomenon
Human body
Additional Notes * Mechanical Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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