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H2B. Physiology - Circulatory System

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Physics Topics Human Applications Student Guide Details

Can you take the pressure?

Define pressure
Observe effect of body position on blood ressure
Pressure in a Fluid
  • definine a fluid
  • Pascal's law
  • pressure vs depth
  • measuring pressure
blood pressure variation in the body
Can you float?
  • buoyant force
  • Archimedes' principle
  • sinking and floating
sinking and floating
What is blood doing in our bodies?
equation of continuity
arteriosclerosis
Is blood pressure the same everywhere in our bodies?
Bernouli's theorem
effect of blood vessel diameter on pressure
Modeling Your Circulatory System

Poisueille's equation, viscosity

quantitative model of blood flow rate
Measuring Electrical Properties of the Body
apply electric potential concept
EKG, cardiology
Electric Energy and Electric Potential
define electric potential, equipotential surface
electrical behavior of the heart
The Electrical Potentials of the Heart
application of electrical potential
EKG, cardiology


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