Tutorials are linear presentations of concepts with questions interspersed. Illustrations and animations are used to reinforce the ideas. They are designed to be the initial introduction to the topic.

1- Static Elastic Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall

Objective: User will be able to understand the origin of the pressure-volume curve of the lung and chest wall and how to interpolate the graph.
Lung compliance
Recoil pressure of the lung
Recoil pressure of the chest wall
Estimated time to complete this tutorial: 15 minutes

2- The Mechanics of Quiet Breathing

Objective: User will be able to describe the sequence of events that occur during quiet breathing.

Pressures causing air to flow
Atmospheric pressure
Pleural pressure
Alveloar pressure
Estimated time to complete tutorial: 8 minutes

Last modified, December 26, 1995
© Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1994
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