May 10, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PH 3200 - Physics of the Body I

This course expands on the physics principles developed in introductory physics courses through an in-depth study of mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics as they are applied to the human body. Areas of study include the following: biomechanics (torque, force, motion and lever systems of the body; application of vector analysis of human movement, impulse, momentum, stress and strain), thermodynamics and heat transfer (food intake and mechanical efficiency) sound (hearing, voice production, sound transfer and impedance, ultrasound - transmission and reflection) and pressure in the body. Guest speakers from the medical community may be invited.

Prerequisite: PH 2750  or PH 2940 .