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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 16, 2021
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Bio thermodynamics uses an interactive framework in the joint (student and instructor) exploration of thermodynamics as it applies on the biological cellular and systems level. At this most fundamental level, thermodynamics studies the flow of energy, interconversion of energy, maintenance of cellular function and information, and the processes necessary to sustain life itself. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to describe how the three laws of thermodynamics and entropy impact biological systems, and be able to apply fundamental thermodynamics principles to set up and solve problems in physiological systems.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0290 and (PHYS 0175 or PHYS 0476) and (CHEM 0960 or CHEM 0120 or CHEM 0720); PLAN: Bioengineering

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