Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 10:53:11 -0600

Author: "Zigmund J. Peacock"

Subject: Re: Seeking New Labs

Post:

I wonder if a lab measuring blood pressure (diastolic and systolic) at
the arm and blood pressure at the leg would be interesting. I assume
that one would find the blood pressure measured at the leg to be
greater by some amount (rho g h ?).

AT

On Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 10:11 AM, George M. Caplan wrote:

> I am looking for some new labs for one of our introductory courses.
> It is the course taken primarily by chemistry, biology and pre-med
> students.
>
> The labs now cover these areas:
> 1. Mechanics (9 labs)
> 2. Wave Motion (1 lab)
> 2. Geometrical Optics (3 labs)
> 3. Physical Optics (1 lab)
> 4. Electricity (6 labs)
>
> One of the geometrical optics labs is a human vision lab.
>
> I am interested in labs in the following areas, which I have listed
> (more
> or less) in order of decreasing generality.
>
> 1. Labs that are especially useful and interesting to chemistry,
> biology
> and pre-med students
>
> 2. Labs involving fluid flow and pressure
>
> 3. Labs involving measurement of physiological parameters, e.g. blood
> pressure or EKG
>
> 4. Labs involving specialized instrumentation. e.g. pH electrodes
>
> I look forward to hearing any suggestions that you all have.
>
From peacock@physics.utah.edu Tue Jul 1 12:50:46 2003
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Tappers, if you do blood pressure you should do it laying down and standing
and reclining, there is a difference. Zig

Aaron Titus wrote:

> I wonder if a lab measuring blood pressure (diastolic and systolic) at
> the arm and blood pressure at the leg would be interesting. I assume
> that one would find the blood pressure measured at the leg to be
> greater by some amount (rho g h ?).
>
> AT
>
> On Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 10:11 AM, George M. Caplan wrote:
>
> > I am looking for some new labs for one of our introductory courses.
> > It is the course taken primarily by chemistry, biology and pre-med
> > students.
> >
> > The labs now cover these areas:
> > 1. Mechanics (9 labs)
> > 2. Wave Motion (1 lab)
> > 2. Geometrical Optics (3 labs)
> > 3. Physical Optics (1 lab)
> > 4. Electricity (6 labs)
> >
> > One of the geometrical optics labs is a human vision lab.
> >
> > I am interested in labs in the following areas, which I have listed
> > (more
> > or less) in order of decreasing generality.
> >
> > 1. Labs that are especially useful and interesting to chemistry,
> > biology
> > and pre-med students
> >
> > 2. Labs involving fluid flow and pressure
> >
> > 3. Labs involving measurement of physiological parameters, e.g. blood
> > pressure or EKG
> >
> > 4. Labs involving specialized instrumentation. e.g. pH electrodes
> >
> > I look forward to hearing any suggestions that you all have.
> >

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