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PHYS 319 Introduction to Biophysics (3 credits)

Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)


Physics : Introduction to biophysics: the investigation of the physical laws which apply to biological molecules and cells. Principles covered include Brownian motion, low Reynolds-number environments, forces relevant to cells and molecules, chemical potentials, and free energies; these principles are applied to enzymes as molecular machines, membranes, DNA, and RNA.

Terms: Winter 2013

Instructors: Sabrina Leslie (Winter)

  • Prerequisites: PHYS 142; BIOL 112; MATH 141 or 151, or their equivalents; and one of the following: BIOL 201, ANAT/BIOC 212, PHYS 232, or PHYS 253; or permission of the instructor.
  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 319