Part I - Background Mechanics:
1. Particles and continuous materials;
2. Particle mechanics;
4. Basic ideas in fluid mechanics;
5. Flow in pipes and around objects;
6. Dimensional analysis;
7. Solid mechanics and the properties of blood vessel walls;
8. Oscillations and waves;
9. An introduction to mass transfer;
Part II - Mechanics of the Circulation:
11. The heart;
12. The systemic arteries;
13. The systemic microcirculation;
14. The systemic veins;
15. The pulmonary circulation; Index.
C. G. Caro, a physiologist and medical doctor, is Emeritus Professor of Physiological Mechanics and Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
T. J. Pedley University of Cambridge.
T. J. Pedley is the recently retired G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMPT) at the University of Cambridge.
R. C. Schroter Imperial College London.
R. C. Schroter is Emeritus Professor of Biological Mechanics and Senior Research Investigator in the Bioengineering Department at Imperial College London.
W. A. Seed Imperial College London.
W. A. Seed worked for many years as a Senior Lecturer in medicine and as a clinical academic physician, with clinical and research interests in cardiopulmonary medicine. He also took a lead role in the development of a medical undergraduate curriculum for the newly-created Imperial College School of Medicine, where he still maintains an honorary teaching role.