AEP 2520

AEP 2520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Introduces the physics of biological macromolecules (e.g., proteins, DNA, RNA) to students of the physical sciences or engineering who have little or no background in biology. The macromolecules are studied from three perspectives. First, the biological role or function of each class of macromolecules is considered. Second, a quantitative description of the physical interactions that determine the behavior ofthese systems is provided. Finally, techniques that are commonly used to probe these systems, with an emphasis on current research, are discussed.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 1920, CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090. Corequisite: PHYS 2213.

Comments Co-meets with AEP 5520.

Outcomes
  • An introductory-level understanding of molecular biology.
  • An understanding of the importance of basic physics, math and chemistry concepts to molecular biology.
  • An understanding of the importance of physics/math/engineering in developing techniques to probe biological systems.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGRD 2520

  • 3 Credits Graded