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Physical Processes of the Human Body

Code 14930
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Physics
Entry requirements None
Learning outcomes The course concerns physical principles applied to the human body, providing an understanding of the mechanisms and functions of human body.
Syllabus Elasticity and Resistance of Materials. Fluids in static equilibrium. The motion of Fluids. Heat and Kinetic Theory. Diffusion. Osmosis. Heat and Life. Waves, Sound and light. Senses: hearing and vision. Electricity and the nervous system.
Main Bibliography 1. Davidovits P (2008). Physics in Biology and Medicine, 3rd edition. Academic Press 2. Cromer AH (1977). Physics for the Life Sciences, 2nd edition. McGrawHill 3. Herman IP (2007). Physics of the Human Body. Springer 4. Franklin K et al (2010). Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences. Wiley
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Last updated on: 2020-07-19

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