Posted by Marie on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 6:41pm.
It is reasonable to assume that the bulk modulus of blood is about the same as that of water (2.20 GPa). As one goes deeper and deeper in the ocean, the pressure increases by 1.0*10^4 Pa for every meter below the surface.
If a diver goes down 33.0 m (a bit over 100 ft) in the ocean, by how much does each cubic centimeter of her blood change in volume?
This is the work that I have, I think that I may be converting something wrong somewhere...??
(delta)v= (delta)P/Bulk Modulus *V
delta)v=[1.0*10^4]/[2.2*10^9] *33
=1.5*10^4
they want the answer in cm^3

Physics  bobpursley, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:08pm
That is m^3, so change it by multiplying by 10^6 cm^3/m^3

Physics  Christina, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:17pm
I did that and I'm still getting a wrong answer...
Is it possible that my calculations are wrong somewhere else?? I'm at a loss...

Physics  Esosa, Monday, November 14, 2011 at 12:58am
It is 1.5* 10^4
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