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Physics305:IntroductiontoBiophysicsSyllabus•Instructor:Prof.J¨orgRottlerOffice:Hennings335,Phone:(604)822-3510,email:[email protected]fficehours:Wednesdays4-5pm•TeachingAssistant:RockySoOffice:Hennings222,email:[email protected]fficehours:Thursdays1-2pm•Lectures:12:00-12:50amMo,We,&FrinHebb12.•Coursecontent:Thiscoursewillprovideanintroductiontoquantitativephysicsapproachesappliedtobiologicalprob-lems.Somekeyobjectivesare:–Developanappreciationforthelength,force,energy,andtimescalesofthecellularenvironment.–Developintuitionandunderstandingofthephysicalphenomenathatdominateatthesescales.–Judiciouslyapplysimplephysicalmodelsforthequantitativeanalysisofbiologicalsystems.Topics:1.Introduction:a.Thescaleofthingsb.Basiccellphysiologyandthemolecularconstituentsofcells2.RandomWalksandDiffusion:a.Brownianmotionandrandomwalksb.Diffusionc.EinsteinRelationd.FicksLaw3.Heat,EntropyandIntroductiontoStatisticalPhysics:a.Randomprocessesb.Moleculartheoryofheatc.BoltzmannDistributiond.EquipartitionTheo...