HK151 - Biophysics: Physics and Living Things

How physical principles apply to living things. Some examples of the kinds of topics to be discussed are muscle action, running, jumping, flying, circulation of blood, keeping warm, keeping cool, nerve action, hearing, and seeing. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement. (Not offered 2024-25).

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: I, Critical Perspectives: Q

1 unit

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Using physics equations and methods to understand biological systems, this course will study a mix of biological systems: human athletic performance, warming of the earth, energy balances during exercise, and the circulatory system. Understanding how life works may lead to a deeper appreciation of how miraculous life is!
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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2024 Block 5 Biophysics Anthony Bull, Kristine Lang Barnes Science Center 219 32 / 2 07/17/2024
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