PHYSICS 417 - Dynamical Processes in Biophysics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 216 or 256 or 286 or 296 or 316; and PHYSICS 340 or BIOPHYS 370 or CHEM 463.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The physical basis of diffusive processes in biology and biochemistry, and optical spectroscopic means for measuring its rates. Topics include: membrane electrical potentials, nerve impulses, synaptic transmission, the physics of chemoreception by cells, motion and reaction kinetics of membrane components, optical microscopy, visible and UV light absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence, quasielastic light scattering, mathematics of random fluctuations, and chaotic processes in biology.

PHYSICS 417 - Dynamical Processes in Biophysics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0691000646
Random walks in biology, Author: Howard C. Berg, Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press Expanded e 1993
ISBN: 0815341636
Physical biology of the cell, Author: Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev, Julie Theriot ; illustrated by Nigel Orme ; with problems, solutions, and editorial assistance of Hernan G. Garcia., Publisher: Garland Science 2009
ISBN: 9780716798972
Biological physics., Author: Philip Nelson ; with the assistance of Marko Radosavljevic and Sarina Bromberg., Publisher: Worth Updated ed 2007
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