QUANTITATIVE PHYSIOLOGY I

Section

Professor

Kevin Costa

Course Information

Prerequisite or corequisite: physical chemistry and organic chemistry, Biology C2005. Primarily for advanced undergraduate students and first- year graduate students in engineering who have no previous background in biochemistry or cell physicology. An introduction to the physical and chemical characteristics of biological systems, with an emphasis on subcellular biology. Thermodynamics of molecular conformational transitions, biomolecule binding and multi-unit assembly, reaction kinetics, chemical pathways in cells, physical behavior of polymeric molecules, persistence length, counterion condensation, statistical mechanics of DNA, biological membranes. Topics are treated in a quantitative, mathematically intensive approach.

Department: Biomedical Engineering(CBME)

Subject: Biomedical Engineering(BMEN)

School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Undergrad

Course ID: 3001