The pressure (in milimeters of mercury against the walls of the blood vessels of a patient is modeled by
where is time (in seconds).
(a) Use a graphing utility to graph the model.
(b) What is the period of of the model? What does the period tell you about the situation?
I got the period , but what does is it mean in this application problem?
(c) What is the amplitude of the model? What does it tell you about the situation?
The amplitude would be 20, but what does it mean in this application problem?
(d) If one cycle of this model is equivalent to one heartbeat, what is the pulse of this patient?
I do not get this question at all. Any ideas?
(e) If a physician wants this patient's pulse rate to be 64 beats per minute or less, what should the period be? What should the coefficient of be?
Would the period be ? Then the cofficient of would be right?
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