MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATION OF BIO-ELECTRIC RHYTHMS REPRESENTED BY POPULATIONS OF COUPLED SYNTHESIZED RELAXATION OSCILLATORS.

B. L. Bardakjian, S. K. Sarna

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Abstract

Many biological rhythms may be represented by a population of coupled relaxation oscillators. For example, a mammalian gastrointestinal bio-electric rhythm, such as the electrical control activity (ECA) in canine stomach and small intestine was modelled by a population of bidirectionally coupled relaxation oscillators, whereas the human colonic ECA was modelled by a population of coupled SRO's. This paper deals with the mathematical investigation of a population of coupled SRO's in so far as its generic equation and synchronization are concerned. Also, entrainment and subharmonic entrainment of a SRO by a rectangular stimulus are investigated and a theoretical strength-duration curve is derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATION OF BIO-ELECTRIC RHYTHMS REPRESENTED BY POPULATIONS OF COUPLED SYNTHESIZED RELAXATION OSCILLATORS. / Bardakjian, B. L.; Sarna, S. K.

In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 1979, p. 329-333.

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