PHYS-441 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: De Los Rios Paolo

Langue: Anglais

## Summary

Introduction to the application of the notions and methods of theoretical physics to problems in biology.

## Content

1. Introduction to polymer theory: on and off-lattice polymers; statistical
properties; exact, numerical and approximate results; correlation length;
self-avoidance.
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.
4. Molecular Binding: Derivation of basic rules. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium binding.
5. Molecular Motors: how to use energy for directed motion.

## Recommended courses

Course of Statistical Physics

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Solve problems in polymers statistical physics

## Transversal skills

• Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.

## Teaching methods

Ex cathedra. Exercises in class

oral

## Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: Statistical physics of biomacromolecules
• Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: optionnel

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