Physics of Life (from Motors to Nerve Pulses)

Vakbeschrijving Physics of Life (from Motors to Nerve Pulses)
Collegejaar: 2014-2015
Studiegidsnummer: 4062FLP26
Docent(en):
  • Dr.D.Heinrich
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 6
Niveau: 300
Periode: Semester 1
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Description

This lecture focusses on elementary physical processes in living cells. Entropy is the key concept to understand enzymes and molecular machines. One central topic are nerve impulses.
Topics:
• Entropy, temperature and free energy (a recap)
• Chemical forces and self assembly
• Cooperative transitions in macromolecules
• Enzymes and molecular machines
• Molecular machines in membranes
• Nerve impulses

Programme form

Lecture and tutor sessions

Literature

Book: Philip Nelson, Biological Physics Palgrave Macmillan (Aug 31, 2007) ISBN-13: 978-0716798972
EUR 57,95

Schedule

Schedule

Exam

Talk, Exam (written, open book)

Prerequisites

Elementary physics

More info

Contact details lecturer: Dr. D.Heinrich(Doris)

More information will be available on Blackboard

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