Physiological system modeling

Most of physical and chemical experiments can be described with a finite number of rules. In physiological processes everything can be tied to laws of nature. Good model can be as a guideline to new experiments. Usually model and experiment has iterative connection. In order to understand ho to investigate any material there is model needed (block 1). First we need abstract understanding about what we are investigating (block 2). Abstracts are transformed into mathematical model (block 3). There we can use formulas and solve them using computer. The results you get shows, what experiments have to be done and what to expect from them. This loop system is resistive to irregularities in mathematical model. In other words, this is the purifier of experiments and models. How to model blood vessels There can be many modeling ways of them. This is because, that every model has its own benefits and shortages. Lets say Ideal part of artery. If we take short element of artery, it acts as isobaric volume, which has input and output: If we transform pressure to Voltage, Inertia to inductor, resistance to resistor and compliance to capacitor, we get RLC circuit, which we can analyze using circuit…

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CMOS and TTL compliance

There was a time, when all IC’s were only TTL type. They were marked as 74LS or 74ALS. But then there came CMOS types of semiconductor. They are usually marked CDxx. And lately there appeared combined semiconductors who are compliant to both types. They usually are marked as 74HC or 74HCT. TTL are faster than CMOS, but they sink more power. They are powered from 5V source. To diminish the power consumption, the CMOS were developed. They can work with supplied voltages in range 3 to 15V. The main disadvantage is that they are static sensitive. So you always have to be grounded when working with CMOS. Now both types of semiconductors are widely used. Sometimes there is as dilemma to connect TTL to CMOS. You cannot connect directly TTL to CMOS as there are different supply voltages. So you need some compliance circuit. The simplest can be bipolar transistor cascade. Just remember, that such cascade inverts the signal, so you might need to put an inverter in front of CMOS. Another reminder – never leave TTL or CMOS free pins hanging. Jus connect them through resistor to VCC or GND.

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Polarizer test

I used simple lamp directed to glossy table surface. One polarizer is in front of lamp and other is in front of lens of digital camera. Both polarizes are perpendicularly oriented to each other. How does this work? There is a theory about an angle on which the incident polarized electromagnetic waves turn reflects from surface with polarization plane turned in 90 degrees. When light going through polarizer towards the surface, the light is polarized in one direction and when it reflects from surface it is turned by 90 degrees and those waves are filtered by another perpendicular polarizer in front of lens.

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