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PHYS 340

Biophysics

In biophysics we apply fundamental physics concepts, such as force and energy, along with statistical analysis, to describe and understand the form and function of living systems. In this class we will focus our attention on the physics of cells and subcellular molecules. Along with a review of forces, energy and entropy, we will explore topics such as molecular diffusion, osmotic pressure, micelles and membranes, enzyme kinetics, protein motors, and nerve impulses. Pre-requisites: PHYS 130 and one of PHYS 210 or PHYS 220, MATH 152.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
PHYS 130, and one of PHYS 210 or 220, MATH 152 1 course

Fall Semester information

Jacob Hale

340A: Biophysics