Accession Number : ADA130496

Title :   A Free Boundary Arising from McKean's Model for Nerve Conduction.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


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
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE