Physics for Biologists I

How can we use physics to understand biological phenomena and pare them to physical models?

Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions in space and time. Students of sciences need an understanding of physics to be able to pare phenomena to basic physical models. Biologists can use this as a tool and additional dimension for understanding biological systems in nature. 

This course includes courses in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics. We aim to help you develop an intuitive physics way of thinking. You will begin by studying measurements, Newtonian mechanics and fundamental forces of gravity, electricity and magnetism. The aim is to understand physical phenomena in a phenomenological manner with experiments and mathematics.