Relationship Between Cross-Section and Velocity of Flow
Relationship Between Cross-Section and Velocity of Flow
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 1 Which of the following statements is true concerning blood vessels? A) the difference in the volume per minute of the blood in the capillaries is equal to the volume per minute in the artery that feeds them. B) the sum of the velocity of the blood in the capillaries is equal to the velocity in the artery that empties into them. C) the sum of the volume per minute of the blood in the capillaries is equal to the volume per minute in the artery that feeds them. D) the distance moved per minute by the blood in the capillaries is equal to the distance moved per minute by the artery that empties into them. E) the sum of the friction along the walls of capillaries is equal to the friction along the walls of the artery that feeds into them. 2 Which of the following statements is not true concerning blood vessels? A) as vessel size decreases in cross section, friction increases. B) as vessel size decreases in cross section, volume increases. C) as vessel size decreases in cross section, velocity decreases. D) as vessel size decreases in cross section, pressure increases. E) as vessel size decreases in cross section, flow decreases. 3 Blood flow is... A) inversely proportional to the cross section of the blood vessel. B) directly proportional to the cross section of the blood vessel. C) inversely proportional to the cross section of the blood vessel. D) inversely proportional to the velocity of the blood vessel. E) directly proportional to the velocity of the blood vessel. 4 The sum of the blood velocity of arterioles is equal to the blood velocity of the artery that feeds them. A) True B) False 5 Arteries branch into narrower blood vessels called arterioles. A) True B) False