__Textbook of Medical Physiology__ by Arthur C. Guyton, M.D. and John E. Hall, Ph.D.

### BACKGROUND:

The goal of this project is to demonstrate a Web-based interactive cardiovascular model for use by medical students and others interested in cardiovascular physiology. The model is a simple three-compartment model, known as the "Windkessel model." Specifically, the model on the Web is for users to view the simulation's behavior over a simulated period of time.

The simulation uses the conceptual framework of computational science--Application, Algorithm and Architecture. **Application** refers to the scientific problem of interest and the components of that problem which we wish to study and/or include. **Algorithm** refers to the numerical/mathematical representation of a problem, including any numerical method or recipe used to solve the problem. Finally, **Architecture** refers to the computing platform and software tool(s) used to compute a solution set for the algorithm(s) developed.

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