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Physics 420

Introduction to Biophysics

4 Credit, 420-level course, two 2-hr lectures per week

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites:   PHYS 330, PHYS 336, Bio 300 or CHEM 376

Course Description

A comprehensive introduction to the interface between Physics and Biology and the application of the techniques of physics to understanding biological systems, focusing on developing an understanding of the thermodynamics of living systems, on the physical kinematics of macromolecules and other biological structures and on the theory of physical techniques that are used in the study of biological systems.

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