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Physics 1028

Physics for the Biological and Medical Sciences

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Course Description

Physics 1028 A/B: Physics for the Biological Sciences I

Fundamental physics concepts are introduced with an emphasis on applications in physiological and biological processes. Topics include: biomechanics, bioenergetics (metabolism and respiration), membranes, and optical principles of vision and microscopy.

3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours every other week, 0.5 course.

In combination with Physics 1029 A/B, this course is a suitable prerequisite for programs in the Faculty of Science and for Professional Schools with a Physics requirement.

Textbooks and Other Required Material

I. Textbook:
Physics for the Life Sciences, 1st Edition by M. Zinke–Allmang, published by Nelson (Toronto).
Required. Sold in the UWO bookstore.
II. Supplement:
Solutions to Physics for the Life Sciences, scan.
III. Physics 1028 A/B Laboratory Manual  



Dr. M. Zinke-Allmang, P&AB 243, 661–3986,
Dr. T. Poepping, P&AB 133, 661–2111 Ext. 86431


Dr. K. Kaluarachchi, P&AB 112, 661–2111 Ext. 86446,