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Moving fluids tutorials

Lecture materials, In-class activity, Instructor supplement, Restricted access
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Fluids are essential to life for transportation of food, waste, signals, organisms and propagules.

Healthy Cardiovascular Function, Biomechanical, Physical Mechanisms

Static Pressure, Flow Rate, Bernoulli's Principle, Hagen-Poiseuille Equation, Viscosity

Dawn Meredith

Daniel Young

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Sedimentation and Analytic Ultracentrifugation

In-class activity, Instructor supplement, Restricted access
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Forces are used to investigate how centrifugation and sedimentation can characterize small particles.

Pressure & Fluid Diagnostics

Velocity, 2D Acceleration, Force & Acceleration, Density and Buoyancy

Dawn Meredith

Thermoregulation problem set

In-class activity, Homework, Exam problem, Instructor supplement, Restricted access
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Problems that highlight the challenges of being at the right temperature

Thermoregulation

Temperature, Heat Transfer, Heat Capacity, Latent Heat

Dawn Meredith

Heat and Gas Exchangers

Instructor supplement, Clicker question, Lecture materials, Homework, Exam problem, Restricted access, In-class activity
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Gulls use exchangers to save energy with warm cores and cold feet. Fish gills operate analogously

Physical Mechanisms, Surface Area/volume, Thermoregulation

Heat Transfer

Dawn Meredith

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Conference on Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Report

Commentary, Reading/resource list, Report, Presentation
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Recommendations and guidelines from the 2014 NSF-supported IPLS Conference, attended by more than 150 faculty members

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Eric Brewe

Juan Burciaga

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