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Physics of Lifeprocesses 2

Course 2013-2014

Description

Based on what we learned in FLP-1 we will discuss the rest of Nelson’s book:

  • 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

For those who did not follow FLP-1: work through chaps. 1-7 by yourself.

Programme form

Lectures and exercises (2-4 hours/week)
Homework: weekly (‘Beenakker formule’)

Literature

Philip Nelson, Biological Physics

Schedule

Schedule

Exam

Written, open book.

Prerequisites

Elementaire wis- en natuurkunde, Fysica van Levensprocessen 1 desirable.

More info

Contact details lecturer: Prof.dr. Th. Schmidt (Thomas)

More information will be available on Blackboard