PH475/575-2E (2017 Spring) Course Schedule

This is only a tentative schedule. If any change should happen, this page will be updated accordingly.
Date Topics Chapter Notes Homework
Preliminary
Jan. 10 What is Life and its Origin? pdf
Jan. 12 Review of Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics 5.5, 6.1-6.4 pdf 1/19, 2pm
Jan. 17 12
Particle Transport
Jan. 19 Random Walk 8.2 1 1/26, 2pm
Jan. 24 Diffusion 13.1-13.3 12 1/31, 2pm
Jan. 26 FRAP Experiment 13.2.3 1
Jan. 31 Molecular Motors 16.1 1 2/7, 2pm
Feb. 2 Brownian Motor Models 16.2 1 2/9, 2pm
Feb. 7 Ion Channels/Pumps 7.1.2, 7.3,
17.1-17.3
1
Energy Resources
Feb. 9 Thermal Energy and fluctuation 2.1.2, 3.4.1,
5.1.1, 17.2.2
  2/16, 2pm
Feb. 14 Energy Resources 5.1.2, 6.4.4 15.4.3 1 2/21, 2pm
Feb. 16 Review of Electrostatics Theory 9.3    
Feb. 21 Electric Charges in the Cell 9 1 2/28, 2pm
Feb. 23   3/23, 2pm
Feb. 28 Review of Quantum Mechanics 18.2.1  
Mar. 2 Quantum Biology 18.1-18.2 1
Mar. 7 1
Mar. 9 Entropic Force 6.2,14.2 3/23, 2pm
Mar. 14 Spring Break
Mar. 16
Oscillation and Waves
Mar. 21 Chemical Oscillations 19.3 1 3/30, 2pm
Mar. 23 Neuron 17.1-17.2 1
Mar. 28 Potential Waves  
Mar. 30 Chemical Waves   4/06, 2pm
Cooperation and Self-Organization
Apr. 4 Allostery  
Apr. 6 Protein Folding  
Apr. 11 Polymerization  
Apr. 13 Formation of Micells and Vesicles  
Apr. 18 Synchronization  
Apr. 20 Pattern Formation  
Apr. 25 Final Report due at 5pm