BIOPHYS 370 - Physical and Chemical Principles Behind Biology and Medicine
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Biophysics (BIOPHYS)
Department: LSA Biophysics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 215 and PHYSICS 235 or 240.
Advisory Prerequisites:
CHEM 130 or placement in 210.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of matter, especially the Schrödinger equation, H atom, chemical bonds, entropy, free energy, partition function, diffusion and rate equations discussed quantitatively. It also covers the basic principles of spectroscopy (electronic, vibrational, rotational and magnetic resonance).

This course is designed to teach the basics of Physics and Chemistry sufficient for biophysics concentrators. It also will prepare students to learn and apply biophysical approaches to understand biochemical, biotechnology and medical problems. This course presents concepts in the natural sciences including microscopic and macroscopic aspects of matter, basic principles of spectroscopy (electronic, vibrational, rotational and magnetic resonance), and some applications to understand biological, biotechnology and medical systems on the nano-scale.

Intended audience: Biophysics concentrators at the junior level and other students interested in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.

Course Requirements: Examinations, quiz, and homework assignments.

Class Format: Three hours per week in a lecture format with weekly one-hour discussions led by a GSI.

BIOPHYS 370 - Physical and Chemical Principles Behind Biology and Medicine
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0805382771
Physical chemistry for the life sciences, Author: Thomas Engel, Gary Drobny, Philip Reid., Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall 2008
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