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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 322 - Molecular Biophysics


Description:
Introduction to biophysics on the molecular and cellular scales. Analyzing biological systems using classical mechanics, electrostatics and statistical mechanics. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Winter).

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: (PHYS 123 or PHYS 183 or PHYS 113) and MATH 173.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Summarize and critique current biophysics review articles, to demonstrate knowledge of biophysical principles.
  • Apply principles of classical physics to describe the physical mechanisms involved in biological systems.
  • Develop familiarity and facility with some commonly used analytical tools for biophysical problems: calculus techniques, computational simulations, statistical analysis of data.
  • Communicate about a specialized interdisciplinary topic to an audience from a variety of backgrounds, including physics, biology, health sciences, and chemistry

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
12/7/17

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