Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences|
CHEM 381, MB&B 581, ENVS 382|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies, Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
The course is concerned with the basic physicochemical principles and model systems essential to understanding, explaining, and predicting the behavior of biological systems in terms of molecular forces. The course integrates fundamental concepts in thermodynamics, kinetics, and molecular spectroscopy with the structures, functions, and molecular mechanisms of biological processes. The objectives of the course are to (1) familiarize life science students at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level with basic physicochemical laws, theories, and concepts important to the life sciences; (2) provide a working knowledge of mathematical methods useful in life science research; (3) develop a critical perspective on explanation of biological processes and understanding biological systems; and (4) survey the main applications of physical chemistry in the life sciences. Theory, methodology, and biophysical concepts are distributed throughout the course.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: (CHEM251 AND MATH117) OR (CHEM251 AND MATH120) OR (CHEM251 AND MATH121)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-MN)(CHEM)(CIS)(IDEA-MN)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Kuriyan, Boyana Konforti and David Wemmer THE MOLECULES OF LIFE: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES Publisher: Garland Science 2013 ISBN 978-0-8153-4188-8
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly problem sets, three exams and a final poster presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Organic chemistry, at least taken concurrently, is necessary to understand some of the applications.
|Instructor(s): Smith,Colin A. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: SCIE201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 1||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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