Modeling excitable systems: Reentrant Tachycardia.

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Esther M. Leise, Professor (Creator)
Edward Hellen (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: INTRODUCTION Many physics majors are unaware of the important role that physicists play in medical research. Typical coursework for a physics major is removed from real-world applications, especially compared to what they perceive for their premedical peers. As a result, some students question whether majoring in physics will allow them to pursue a useful and satisfying career. These students will benefit from participation in projects that make connections between physical concepts and real-world medical problems. In this paper we focus on the modeling of reentrant tachycardias as a means to introduce physics majors to the physical underpinnings of excitable tissues.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
physics, excitable systems, reentrant tachycardia, tachycardia, medical research

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