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PHYS 211: Principles of Biophysics (3) (F)

The biological principles of physics will be covered. Discussions will include: optics of sight, corrective lenses for long and short sightedness, physics of heart pacer, nerve impulse conduction, cell membrane integrity and function, mechanics of muscle function, elasticity in cell biology, the physics of biological locomotion and electromagnetism of the human body, a very efficient conductor of electricity (a basis for electrocution). Lecture: three hours per week.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: PHYS 193, BIOL 102 and PHYS 211L .