• BME 200
  • BME 200 - Exam 2 Instructional Objectives

    Exam Date: Thursday, Dec 6, 8:00–11:20 AM in Brevard 122.

    These instructional objectives provide you with a guide for learning the course material. During the examination you should be able to:

    Chapter 7

    1. Define system, system boundaries, open system, closed system, homeostasis, steady state, half-life, internal and external respiration, alveolus, bronchi, trachea, spirometer, tidal volume.
    2. Determine the appropriate system boundaries for a system.
    3. Derive the mass balance equation for a system.
    4. Solve problems using a mass balance.
    5. Calculate the concentration of a molecule given its half-life and vice versa.
    6. Calculate the partial pressure of a gas.
    7. Calculate the concentration of a gas dissolved in a liquid.
    8. Calculate diffusive transport through a membrane.
    9. Use Fick’s law to calculate flux.

    Chapter 8

    1. Use Newton’s law of viscosity to calculate shear stress, viscosity, or the shear rate \(dv/dx\).
    2. Use the Hagen-Poiseuille equation to calculate volumetric flow rate, pressure drop, or resistance of a vessel.
    3. Calculate the resistances of vessels in series and parallel.
    4. Use the equation \(\Delta P = QR\) to calculate pressure drop, volumetric flow rate, or vessel resistance.
    5. Calculate the hydrostatic pressure of a system.
    6. Calculate the Reynolds number of a system.
    7. Calculate the flux across the wall of a blood vessel.
    8. Explain the five steps of the cardiac cycle.
    9. Define diastole and systole.
    10. Identify right and left atria, right and left ventricles, AV valves, pulmonary valve, and aortic valve.
    11. Calculate compliance.
    12. Determine compliance from a graph.

    Chapter 10

    1. Define stress, strain, Young’s modulus, elasticity, elastic material, viscoelastic material, Hooke’s law.
    2. Identify the main features of the stress-strain curve.
    3. Calculate deformation of materials given a force, and vice versa.
    4. Draw a free-body diagram of a system.
    5. Analyze the forces acting on a free-body diagram.
    6. Use LaPlace’s Law to calculate pressure.

    Chapter 11

    1. Given two of voltage, current, resistance, use Ohm’s law to find the third.
    2. Use Kirchhoff’s current law to analyze circuits.
    3. Use Kirchhoff’s voltage law to analyze circuits.
    4. Calculate the resistivity of a material.
    5. Use the thermistor equation to calculate temperature, resistance, or \(\beta\).
    6. Calculate trasmittance.
    7. Calculate absorbance.
    8. Use the Beer-Lambert law to find concentration, intensity, \(\epsilon\) (molar extinction coefficient), or path length.

    Chapter 13

    1. Develop and analyze simple pharmacokinetic models.
    2. Develop and analyze a simple model for cell growth rate.

    Chapter 15

    1. List the three main three classes of biomaterials.
    2. Explain the characteristics of the main classes of biomaterials.
    3. Identify appropriate applications for each class of biomaterial.
    4. Define biocompatibility and biomaterial.
    5. Describe the two modes of failure.


    1. Define probability.
    2. Define true negative, true positive, false negative, false positive.
    3. Define prevalence, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value.
    4. Use conditional probability to evaluate the odds a medical test is correct.
    5. Calculate the mean, variance, and standard deviation of data.
    6. Calculate the probability of an observation in a normal distribution.
    7. Calculate the percentile of an observation, or an observation given a percentile, in a normal distribution.
    8. Calculate the confidence interval estimate of a mean when the standard deviation is known.

    Chapter 12

    1. Given two of wavelength, speed of light, and frequency, calculate the third.
    2. Calculate the energy or frequency associated with electromagnetic radiation, calculate the other.
    3. Calculate one of number of transmitted x-rays, number of incident x-rays, tissue linear attenuation, and tissue thickness, given all others.
    4. Calculate the half-layer value of tissue.
    5. Explain how x-rays can produce medical images.
    6. Explain how ultrasound can produce images.
    7. Explain how ultrasound can estimate blood velocity.
    8. Given two of speed of sound in tissue, tissue thickness, and time, calculate the third.
    9. Calculate one of speed of sound in blood, frequency change, initial frequency of transmitted signal, velocity of blood flow, and transducer angle, given all others.
    10. Explain how a bitmapped image is represented inside a computer.
    11. Explain what a sharpening or smoothing filter does to an image.

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    October 4, 2018