Medical Physics
(Physics 315)

Fall 2018
Tues-Thurs11:00 to 12:15
MR 417N

Marilyn Gunner
CDI-306 (office)

Syllabus (9/5/18)

1) Mechanics of standing and moving (due Th Sept 6)
--->Email to me first project description (Th Sept 13)
2) Mechanics of high viscosiy (Th Sept 20)
--->IEmail to me second description of project (Tues Oct 2)
3) Circulation (Tue Oct 2)
--->Inclass discussion of projects (Tues Oct 9)
4) Nerve impulse (Tues Oct 23)
5) Hearing (Tues Nov 6)
6) Sonogram (Th Nov 11)
7) MRI (Tues Nov 27)


Class material
An online text is at Physics in Medicine.
You can download The Physics of the Human Body by Irving Herman
Source of good videos

Mechanics of the body
The mechanics of the Body There are 3 power-point files from the web site that is our 'text'.
Muscle and Forces.
A similar text for Muscle Forces for the basis of lecture and homework
Additional resources
Examples of Static Equilibrium: Start here to remember how to set up problems
Forces and torques in muscles;
Forearm as a lever;
Chapter on "Joints and Biomechanics

Anatomy of a walk How to draw someone walking breaks down the motion.

Energy balance The mechanics of the Body Chapter 2
additional resources
Energy requirements of the body
Basal Metabolic rate
Respiratory quotient
Controlling temperate in mammals
Controlling body temperate in animals

Physics at high viscosity
Life at low Reynolds number
How to get around if you are really small
Swizec Teller: Reynolds number
review of fluid mechanics

Muscle Proteins (Britannica)
Muscles: structure and function
Skeletal muscle-specific proteins
Muscles - skeletal muscle: structure and mechanism Power-points

Pressure and high altitude The mechanics of the Body Chapter 3.1

Circulation The mechanics of the Body Chapter 3.2
Paul Heiderman simple but clear YouTube class videos
Source of good videos
Good videos episode 52 on the cardiac cycle

Nerve electrical systems The mechanics of the Body Chapter 6
Nerve transmission ending with electrocardiogram
Electrical Hazard
Molec & Cell Bio - The action potential

Electronic modeling of nerve responses

Medical Imaging
Basic Physics for Medical Imaging

MRI made easy

Physics of Cancer (IOP)
Cell Biology and Cancer

10% Attendance and class participation.
30% Completed homework. If homework is not completed you fail.
60% Two projects: one on biological system and one on measuring instrumentation, talk and paper.