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SummaryThis chapter presents an introduction to lumped parameter models and shows a few examples of their uses. Research that leads to a better understanding of the cardiovascular system in humans is important, but also problematic. In general, because of ethical considerations, it is not possible to perform research on humans simply to gain a better understanding of how the body functions. Even if we are able to simulate some aspects of human systems with animal research, that type of research is very expensive and can even be wasteful, and inhumane in the worst of cases. The development of mathematical models that can noninvasively simulate important parameters in human systems is a lofty goal and one that should be embraced.On the other hand, without proper validation in appropriate animal or human systems, t…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Summary, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export