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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.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

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Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
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.

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