PHYS 139. Biophysics


Cross-Listed with CHEM 114    
This seminar will provide an introduction to the study of biological systems using the tools of the physical sciences. Topics will include the role of statistical phenomena in life; feedback and control processes in biological networks; biological electricity; fluid dynamics as they pertain to organisms (both unicellular and multicellular), and topics chosen from the literature by the members of the seminar. 
Prerequisite: PHYS 008  013 , 015 , and 017 ; or PHYS 004  or 004L  CHEM 044 , and CHEM 055 ; or permission of the instructor. Also BIOL 001  or CHEM 038 , or permission of the instructor. Students who have not previously taken an honors seminar in the physics department should discuss class format and expectations with the instructor before registering.
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Fall 2019. Crouch.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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