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Fall 2021
Dec 07, 2021
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PHYS 23400 - Physics For Life Sciences II
Credit Hours: 4.00. Physics For Life Sciences II builds upon prerequisite knowledge in college level biology, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as on Physics of Life Sciences I, to develop an understanding of how energy, entropy, enthalpy, and Boltzmann distributions affect the dynamics of living systems, of how electric fields and potentials are applied to fluids and membranes, and how the physics of harmonic oscillators, waves, sound, optics, photons, and quantized states are relevant to biological systems and the tools used for their study. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

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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 the connection between microscopic phenomena and macroscopic consequences in terms of energy, entropy, and the laws of thermodynamics for biological systems. 2. Apply simple electrostatic principles to membrane potentials and other biological examples. 3. Understand how wave phenomena and quantized states are important for characterizing biomolecules.


Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level PHYS 23300 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 17200 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 22000 Minimum Grade of D-

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