This book provides a review of developments made in the understanding of cellular
activation phenomena in striated muscle. Basic physical, mathematical, and physiological
principles are covered. The book consistently draws correlations both with cellular
and molecular biological information, and their physiological consequences and significance.
It is accessible both as a survey of basic concepts and as an authoritative review
of recent work in the field. The book succeeds in explaining complex biophysics in
such a way that the non-expert reader obtains insights into the molecular mechanisms
of muscle activation and their control mechanisms, as well as in providing the expert
with the detailed mathematical and experimental evidence.