Mechanics and Thermodynamics in the Cell

2019-2020

Doel vak

- To provide insight in how the basic tools and knowledge of physics and
physical chemistry (in particular mechanics, statistical physics and
thermodynamics) and mathematics can be used to better understand biology
on the cellular and molecular level.
- To be able to understand and build quantitative models that provide a
deeper insight in living systems.
- To provide insight in how quantitative data obtained from microscopic
imaging methods can be used to increase the understanding of biological
systems.

Inhoud vak

- Biology by Numbers
- Mechanical and Chemical Equilibrium in the Living Cell
- Entropy Rules!
- Two-State Systems: From Ion Channels to Cooperative Binding
- Random Walks and the Structure of Macromolecules
- Beam Theory: Architecture for Cells and Skeletons
- The Mathematics of Water
- A Statistical View of Biological Dynamics

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures (4h per week) & Tutorials (2h per week)

Toetsvorm

Written exam + written test on part of the course contents.

Literatuur

Phillips, R., Kondev, J., and Theriot, J., Physical Biology of the
Cell. 2nd Edition New York: Garland Science, 2012 (ISBN 0815344503).
(1st edition is also fine)

Doelgroep

3N, 3MNW mi-BB, 3WN, 3S

Overige informatie

This course is part of the Minors Biomedische Beeldvorming and
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.Mathematics: Calculus & Mathematische
Methoden (or comparable)
Physics: basics of mechanics & thermodynamics

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Mathematics: Calculus & Mathematische Methoden (or comparable)
Physics: basics of mechanics & thermodynamics

Algemene informatie

Vakcode X_422589
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Nederlands
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. ir. E.J.G. Peterman
Examinator prof. dr. ir. E.J.G. Peterman
Docenten prof. dr. ir. E.J.G. Peterman

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