May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 322 - Molecular Biophysics

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: (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

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