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Paul, Prabasaj; Symes, Laurel B. – Physics Teacher, 2008
Ballistocardiograms (BCGs) are graphical representations of the recoil from the pumping action of the heart. Introductory mechanics and a basic knowledge of the circulatory system are sufficient to understand the key features of a BCG. BCGs with adequate detail for instructional purposes may be produced easily and rapidly using hardware (a force…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Biomechanics, Demonstrations (Educational), Interdisciplinary Approach