Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 234 - Physics for the Life Sciences II

The second part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic mechanics including forces and energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics done in authentic biological contexts. PREREQUISITE(S): PHYS 233  or consent of department. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory/discussion each week.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of matter and thermodynamics in biological contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of functional dependence on biological phenomena (scaling, dominance of various effects)
  • Solve problems with mixed units in the context of properties of matter and thermodynamics.
  • Explain biological effects arising from competitive scaling.

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