Numerical Studies of the Partial Differential Equations Governing Nerve Impulse Conduction: The Effect of Lieberstein’s Inductance Term

Publication Date Aug 01, 1980 by Kennedy R.P., Cornell C.A., Campbell R.D., Kaplan S., Perla H.F.

The role of the inductance term in the equations for nerve impulse propagation is investigated by numerically solving these equations for various values of inductance. It is found that a full-fledged action potential develops for all values of inductance. The propagation velocity of the impulse is independent of inductance when the inductance is small. Larger values of inductance do affect the propagation velocity, but in no case is this velocity equal to that suggested by the linear wave operator portion of the governing equation.

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