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A blood vessel is cylindrical with radius R. and length l. the blood near the boundary moves slowly; blood at the cetner moves the fastest. The velocity, v, of the blood at a distance r from the center of the artery is given by

[tex] v = \frac{P}{4nl}(R^2-r^2) [/tex]

where P is the pressure difference between the ends of the blood vessel and n is the viscosity of the blood.

a.) Find the reate at which the blood is flowign down the blood vessel. (Give your answer as a volume per unit time.)

b.) Show that your result agrees with Poiseuille's Law which says that the rate at which blood is flowing down the blood vessel is proportional to the radius of the blood vessel to the fourth power.

I am not really sure how to begin this problem.. seeing that the power needs to be rasied from 2 to 4 suggested to me that perhaps two integrals were needed, although how to use two integrals on this problem didn't make any sense to me.

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