cod. 16082

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) (FIS/07)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

<br />The course provides the basic concepts relative to fluids, with several examples on biomedical applications.


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Course unit content

<br />FLUIDS: STATIC AND DYNAMIC <br />Mass of a volume unit. Specific gravity. Pressure in fluids. Measurement of pressure. Pascal¿s principle. Buoyancy and Archimedes¿ principle. Fluid dynamics. The equation of continuity. Bernoulli¿s principle. Application of Bernoulli principle. Viscosity. Flow in tube: Poiseuille¿s law. Surface tension and capillarity. Diffusion and Fick¿s law. Osmotic phenomena and osmotic pressure. Centrifugation. <br /> <br /> 

Full programme

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<br />David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker ¿Fondamenti di Fisica¿ Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.

Teaching methods

<br />The course consists of classroom lectures with frequent discussion of problems. Lectures are supplemented by projection of Power Point files that summarise basic concepts together with illustrations from the course textbook. <br /> <br />The exam consists of a final written exam.

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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