Mechanics of Ventilation
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Apply physical principles & laws to mechanics of
ventilation
Relate Hookes law to concept of compliance
Calculate math problems concerning compliance
Describe role of pulmonary surfactant & surface
tens

Chemical Laws
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
State Henrys law of solubility.
Apply Henrys law of solubility physiologically.
Derive the conversion factor for changing the PO2 in the plasma to
torr (mm Hg), to volume %.
Derive three conversion factors pertain

Chapter 1
Mathematics
RT 2011
Chapter 1 is intended as a review of
basic math skills
Learning objectives:
Scientific notation & exponents
Ratios
Proportions
Percentages
Dimensional analysis
Units of measure
Graphs
Scientific Notation
Extremely large/small

Units of Measurement
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Describe the International System of Units.
List the seven units that form the basis for
the International System of Units.
Convert various units using the metric
system and the International System of
Unit

Energy
ENERGY (E)
Objects ability to do work.
W is the transfer of energy by
mechanical means.
The more E an object has, the
greater ability the object has to do
work.
Kinetic Energy
E of an object of mass (m) moving at
a velocity (v).
E resulting from th

Density and Specific Gravity
RT 2011
Density
Density = mass / unit of volume
D = mass (g)/volume (cc or mL)
Mass vs. Weight
Mass
The amount of matter a substance contains
A constant number
Weight
The gravitational attraction between the earth
and m

Temperature Scales
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Define thermal energy.
Define temperature.
Differentiate among the 3 types of
temperature scales.
Solve problems involving
temperature conversions.
Thermal Energy &
Temperature
All matter is comprised of

Pressure
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Define pressure.
State the formula for pressure.
Describe how a column of liquid relates to
atmospheric pressure.
Describe the relationship between the density of a
liquid & the height of the liquid in an evacuated
tu

RT 2011
Georgia State University
Department of Respiratory Therapy
Spring Semester, 2016
APPLICATION OF PHYSICAL PRINICPLES IN HEALTH SCIENCES
Instructor:
Office Hours:
Office Phone:
Email:
Sam Shan
By appointment (Suite 1234 Urban Life)
Please email
ssha

Measurement
System
Work
(W)
Force
(F)
Distance
(d)
English
Foot-pound (ftlb)
Pounds
(lbs)
Feet (ft)
MKS
Joule (J)
Newton
(N)
Meter (m)
CGS
erg
dyne
Centimeter
(cm)

Law of Mass Action and
Henderson-Hasselbalch
Equation
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Relate the law of mass action to the
Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.
Calculate hydrogen ion concentration in
terms of pH, moles/liter, & nanamoles/liter.
Apply the law of ma

Application of Gas
Laws
RT 2011
Learning Objectives
Clinically & physiologically apply Boyles law.
Apply Charles law to clinical respiratory care.
Relate Gay-Lussacs law to compressed gas cylinders.
Use the combined gas law to correct for gas volumes coll