Website Detail Page

written by Carl Rod Nave
This page of Hyperphysics, from Georgia State University, uses elasticity to explain why a baby needs help to take its first breath, and also why people with emphysema have so much difficulty exhaling. Another section explains why capillaries can be extremely thin, whereas large arteries must have strong, thick walls. A third section describes the physics of the aneurysm, a bulge in the walls of a larger artery.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Biophysics
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Pressure
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Additional Information
Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from November 16, 2007 until December 1, 2007. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 C.R. Nave
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: aneurysm, artery, blood vessel, breathe, emphysema, lungs, pressure, tension, vein
Record Creator: Metadata instance created November 14, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Nov 14, 2007 by Ann Deml
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
C. Nave, (2005), WWW Document, (
C. Nave, The Baby's First Breath (2005), <>.
APA Format
Nave, C. (2005). The Baby's First Breath. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Nave, Carl Rod. The Baby's First Breath. 2005. (accessed 25 July 2024).
MLA Format
Nave, Carl Rod. The Baby's First Breath. 2005. 25 July 2024 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Carl Rod Nave", Title = {The Baby's First Breath}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {25 July 2024}, Year = {2005} }
Refer Export Format

%A Carl Rod Nave %T The Baby's First Breath %D 2005 %U %O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source %A Nave, Carl Rod %D 2005 %T The Baby's First Breath %V 2024 %N 25 July 2024 %9 text/html %U

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Have experience with this material? Login to leave a comment sharing your experience.

Know of a related resource? Login to relate this resource to other material across the web.

Know of a better resource? Suggest it!

See a problem with this material's physics or description? Contact us!