10 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: PHY339

MAS165, PHY101, PHY102, PHY250, PHY251, PHY333


Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to biological physics, that is, the application of principles and tools from physics to biological systems. Biological materials are often soft condensed matter with properties between those of simple liquids and solids. In addition biological matter is usually out of equilibrium due to internal biochemical sources of energy. Students will begin to explore the world of biological cells and biopolymer macromolecules, such as DNA. They will see how physics can help understand biological systems through mathematical models and experimental imaging techniques and how this can lead to new physics and applications in biology.

Restrictions on availability: PHYU02, PHYU10, PHYU11, PHYU12 PHYU16, PHYU19, PHYU24, PHYU23, PHYU25,CHMU08

Staff Contact: HAWKINS RHODA J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK