Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course provides the basic concepts relative to fluids, with several examples on biomedical applications.
Course contents summary
FLUIDS: STATIC AND DYNAMIC
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.
David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker “Fondamenti di Fisica” Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
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.
The exam consists of a final written exam.