Fall 2019 - PHYS 833 G100

Biological Physics Laboratory (3)

Class Number: 1179

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCP 9413, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 231 or MBB 309W; PHYS 347 or 344 or MBB 323 or CHEM 360; or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Experiments in biological and soft condensed matter physics including investigation of Brownian motion, molecular order and biophysical forces using techniques such as optical trapping, NMR, spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. Attention will also be given to more general skills, including experimental design, operating and troubleshooting experimental equipment, data analysis, and the presentation of experimental results.

COURSE DETAILS:

Tu 1:30 pm - 2:20 PM Lecture - P8446, Burnaby

Thu: 1:30 pm - 2:20 PM Tutorial - P8446, Burnaby

Tu/Th 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm Laboratory - P9413, Burnaby

Grading

  • Lab Performance 40%
  • Writing Assignments 20%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Formal Report 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required text:

Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis
Authors: Ifan Hughes and Thomas Hase
ISBN: 9780199566334

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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