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.
Fall 2019. Crouch.
Fall 2021. Crouch.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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