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Primary Viva 43 (Physics)

Created: 3/11/2017
1. Temperature measurement:
- Discuss the mercury thermometer (ranges, method of working, etc).
- Discuss the alcohol thermometer.
- Discuss infra-red absorption and how it works.
- Describe the thermistor, thermocouple and platinum wire - use diagrams/graphs to illustrate your answer.

2. Vaporisers:
- Saturated vapour pressure of various volatile anaesthetics.
- Draw a vaporiser and explain the key components.

3. Describe the measurement of potentials in anaesthesia.
- Give values for the potentials involved.
- Discuss interference and methods of filtering.
- Describe the mechanism of action of amplifiers.

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