The body's surface area is often using for determining doses of drugs. It's not easy to measure a person's surface area, so there have been various formulae proposed to estimate the surface area using a person's height and weight. Three formulae for the body surface area in m^2 are:
Mosteller: sqrt hw/3600
du Bois and du Bois: 0:007184 h^0725 w^0.425
Haycock: 0:024265 h^0.3964 w^0.5378
where h is the height measured in centimetres and w the weight in kilogrammes.
How would I go about using Matlab to calculate the body surface area using each of the formulae for a person whose height is 170 cm and whose weight is 75 kg? What Matlab commands should I use?