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Fall 2021
Dec 07, 2021
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PHYS 23300 - Physics For Life Sciences I
Credit Hours: 4.00. Physics For Life Sciences I builds upon prerequisite knowledge in college level biology, chemistry, and mathematics to present introductory physics that will be useful for applying physical principles, insights, and problem solving approaches for students with life science majors. Content will feature the Newtonian framework with emphasis on friction, drag and viscosity, random motion and diffusion, fluid flow, the Coulomb force, molecular forces and bonding, momentum, conservation of energy, entropy, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
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Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how motion in realistic biological systems (e.g. cells, biomolecules) is governed by forces. 2. Understand how molecular binding is described in terms of energy. 3. Understand how diffusion is governed on a microscopic level. 4. Have insight into how the first and second laws of thermodynamics constrain basic processes in living systems.


Prerequisites:
(Undergraduate level CHM 11200 Minimum Grade of B or Undergraduate level CHM 10901 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CHM 11500 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CHM 12500 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CHM 13500 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CHM 12300 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level CHM 12901 Minimum Grade of D- or (Undergraduate level CHEM C1050 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level CHEM C1250 Minimum Grade of D-) ) and ( (Undergraduate level BIOL 11000 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level BIOL 11100 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level BIOL 12100 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level BIOL 13100 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level BIOL K1010 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level BIOL K1030 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level BIOL 11700 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level BIOL 11900 Minimum Grade of D-) or (Undergraduate level BIOL 10100 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level BIOL 10200 Minimum Grade of D-) ) and (Undergraduate level MA 16100 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 16500 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 16300 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 16500 Minimum Grade of D- or ( (Undergraduate level MA 23100 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 22100 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 16010 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 23100 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 22300 Minimum Grade of D-) and (Undergraduate level MA 23200 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 22200 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 16020 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 23200 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MA 22400 Minimum Grade of D-) ) )

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