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The Mathematics of Scuba Diving (UMAP)

D.R. Westbrook


Mathematics Topic:
Calculus
Application Areas:
Physiology
Prerequisites:
Knowledge of differential and integral calculus related to exponential functions

| ©1998 by COMAP, Inc. | Tools for Teaching 1997 | 29 pages |


In this module, exponential solutions of differential equations are used to construct decompression schedules for dives of various durations to various depths.

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION

A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIVING

HALDANE'S MODEL

SOLUTION OF THE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION

THE HALF-TIME

SCUBA AND NO-STOP DIVES

DIVES WITH DECOMPRESSION STOPS

REPETITIVE DIVES

CHANGES IN PRESSURE DURING DESCENT AND ASCENT

SOLUTIONS TO THE EXERCISES

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR