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Answers to 1st Exam
*February 23, 2018*

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Here are the answers for the 1st exam. *Problem 1*: 60.55 cP , *Problem 2*: 24.3 mmHg , *Problem 3*: LP=4.03 x 10^-7 cm/Pa/sec, q=7.75 ml/cm2hr , *Problem 4*: 73575 g/mol

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Matlab 1st Order ODE Example
*February 16, 2018*

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Here is an example of how to solve a first order ordinary differential equation using Matlab. The function in this case is that dy/dx = – 3 y with the boundary condition that when x = 0 then y(0) = 4. This solution is applicable to solving problem 4.7 in HW8, where in this case, think of the ODE as dZ/dt = – A V[Z(t)] and the initial condition is that when t = 0 then Z(0) = 1.3 m. The term A is just a constant that includes all the other variables, make sure your units are all compatible. You would solve this over the time interval from 0 (tstart = 0) to say 100 minutes (tend = 100) and note when Z = 1m which means the bag is empty. Here is the program ODE

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On Pitot Tubes
*February 12, 2018*

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At left are some photos of pitot tubes on the side of a 747 parked at Detroit Metro and one that a student’s friend, an aircraft mechanic, provided. Here’s a news story from ABC about the crash with some animation http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-france-flight-447-crash-didnt-happen-expert/story?id=16717404 and an article from Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-is-a-pitot-tube .

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Walking on Water, the Video
*January 26, 2018*

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Here is a video on walking on water using corn starch showing the practical uses of a non-newtonian fluid, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIUEZ3AhrVE

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Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering – 4th Edition
*October 3, 2017*

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The 4th edition of *Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering* has been published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis in September 2017. A new solution manual is also available for those that adopt my book. Here is a link to the publisher’s web site, https://www.crcpress.com/Basic-Transport-Phenomena-in-Biomedical-Engineering-Fourth-Edition/Fournier/p/book/9781138749535