PHYS 3103 – Introduction to Biophysics
(3 credits) 3 hours lecture; 1.5 hour tutorial
The aim of this course is to apply concepts and laws of physics to the study and understanding of living systems. As shown in the course outline, the topics that will be covered are: biomechanics of bone and muscle, hemodynamics, diffusion and osmosis, physics of respiration and cough, heat regulation mechanisms, electro-reception and conduction of impulses along the nervous system, magnetic sense, and the physics of vision and hearing.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 1200, Physics 1202 or 1212 and Biology 1202.
Note: Credit for both Biology 3103 and Physics 3103 will not be allowed.