Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Recommended Prerequisite: Either both PHYCS 2010 and 2020 or both PHYCS 2110 and 2120 or both 2210 and 2220.
Requirement Designation:
Physical/Life Science Integration
Description
The purpose of this course is to show how physics is applied in health sciences. Topics include muscles: force and energy; bones: mechanical and electrical properties; physics of the heart: the cardiovascular system; fluid flow in elastic tubes; the nerve impulse: action, potential, and transmission; Newtonian field flow: respiration and micturition; physics of speech, hearing, and ultrasonic probes; physics of the eyes: vision and laser probes; nuclear medicine: tracers and radiotherapy.