Accession Number : ADA130496
Title : A Free Boundary Arising from McKean's Model for Nerve Conduction.
Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Terman,David
PDF Url : ADA130496
Report Date : May 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : A model for the conduction of electrical impulses in a nerve axon is considered. In an earlier paper the author demonstrated that the model exhibits a threshold phenomenon. This corresponds to the biological fact that a minimum stimulus is required to trigger a nerve impulse. In this paper a more detailed description of the asymptotic behavior of the solution of the equations is given. It is proven that, in some sense, the solution eventually propagates with constant velocity.
Descriptors : *Boundary value problems, *Equations, *Nerve impulses, Traveling waves, Asymptotic normality, Behavior, Solutions(General), Theorems, Stimuli
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE