PHYS-441 / 4 credits
Teacher: De Los Rios Paolo
Introduction to the application of the notions and methods of theoretical physics to problems in biology.
1. Introduction to polymer theory: on and off-lattice polymers; statistical
properties; exact, numerical and approximate results; correlation length;
2. Interacting polymers: experiments and models; analytical and
numerical solutions of the models; phase diagram.
3. Proteins: their role in biology; basic components; experimental results;
models; analytical and numerical results.
Course of Statistical Physics
By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Solve problems in polymers statistical physics
- Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
Ex cathedra. Exercises in class
In the programs
- Semester: Fall
- Exam form: Oral (winter session)
- Subject examined: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
- Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
- Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks