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Chapter-05 Heat by Thayalan K (2007) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/10101_5      

The first part of the chapter explains about Properties of thermal radiation, Prevost’s theory, Heat transfer, Physical effects of heat on matter (Expansion, acceleration of chemical action, thermionic emission). The second part explains about Temperature and measurements, Scales of temperature (centigrade scale, absolute scale, and Fahrenheit scale), types ... [More]

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Chapter-05 Protein by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_5      

In this chapter Amino acids, there classification and properties are discussed. It also gives the detail description of proteins, their classification, structure and functions. Amino acids are the basic structural unit of proteins. They are also known as building blocks of proteins. Fundamentally, amino acids are organic compounds which are joined together b... [More]

   Chapter DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11603_6      

Dynamics of blood flow through body was investigated by French physicist and physician J.L.M Poiseuille in 1799. As the blood vessels are not rigid and fluid flowing through them is non-newtonian the Poiseuille’s law does not apply as such to flow of blood through vascular system. This chapter highlights principles of flow dynamics in human body. Differences... [More]

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Chapter-06 Light by Thayalan K (2007) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/10101_6      

This chapter explains about Electromagnetic radiation, Quantum nature of radiation, Fluorescence, Electromagnetic spectrum, Light (reflection, refraction), Lenses (Action of a lens, focal length, magnification, power). The human eye and visual effects (Visual physiology, Myopia, Hyper metropia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism, Binocular Vision). It also explains abo... [More]

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Chapter-06 Lipids by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_6      

Chapter answers the functions of lipids, their classification and role of liver in fat metabolism. It also discusses the biological importance of important lipids and their functions. Fat (lipids) are organic substances insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents such as ether, alcohol, acetone, etc. These are made-up of fatty acids. Lipids- include f... [More]

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Chapter-07 Introduction to Biophysics by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_7      

This chapter tells the meaning of Biophysics and its importance in nursing. It also explains to understand following contents of nursing like measurement, motion, gravity, center of gravity, specific gravity, force, pressure, heat, light & sound, electricity, work & energy, molecular physics and atomic physics. Fundamentals and derived units; system of units... [More]

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Chapter-07 Pressure by Thayalan K (2007) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/10101_7      

This chapter review about Hydrostatic pressure (Fluid motion, Laminar flow, Turbulent flow), Atmospheric pressure (Torricelli’s experiment, Pressure notation in medicine), Aneroid barometer, Gas pressure (Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Gas equation, clinical application), Osmosis, Measurement of pressure in the body (Arterial and venous blood pressure, sphygmoma... [More]