Mills, R.J., Middleton, S., Moran, F., Murray-Smith, D.J., and Pack, A.I. (1974) Simulation in the teaching of concepts of respiratory gas exchange. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 5 (3-4). pp. 381-387. ISSN 0020-739X (doi:10.1080/0020739740050311)
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The study of pulmonary gas exchange involves understanding factors which influence the performance of a complex nonlinear system. Experimentation with a realistic simulation gives the student insight which is very difficult to obtain by conventional teaching methods. A dynamic model of carbon dioxide transport has been developed and implemented on both a special purpose analog computer and a digital computer. The special purpose analog computer has significant advantages for this application.
|Keywords:||Education, physiology, gas-exchange, simulation, analog computer, digital computer|
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Murray-Smith, Prof David|
|Authors:||Mills, R.J., Middleton, S., Moran, F., Murray-Smith, D.J., and Pack, A.I.|
|Subjects:||L Education > LC Special aspects of education|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QP Physiology
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Published Online:||17 May 2010|