PHY 421/521 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (4)

Introduction to physical phenomena acting on molecular and cellular size scales, including transport properties; thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of reactions; self-assembly; and fluctuations. Development of physical models for biological systems and phenomena, including cooperative behavior in macromolecules; enzyme activity; molecular motors and machines; energy transduction; and nerve transmission.

Prerequisite: PHY172 or 182, MTH 252, or permission of instructor.

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