Highlights:An exercise that computationally models the elastic collision between a ligand and an enzyme.
Abstract:Students use an analytic approach to express quantitatively the exchange of momentum between two colliding particles. In the exercise students modify a line of code that expresses momentum transfer from one particle to the other. This exercise is meant to be given very early in students' experience with code and has several scaffolds to support them parsing the code. In the larger Diffusion sequence this is the first activity.
Classical Mechanics > Motion in One Dimension > Velocity, Classical Mechanics > Linear Momentum > Conservation of Linear Momentum, Classical Mechanics > Linear Momentum > Collisions in One Dimension, Thermo & Stat Mech > Kinetic and Diffusive Processes > Diffusion, Thermo & Stat Mech > Kinetic and Diffusive Processes > Brownian Motion
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Molecular and Cellular Biology > Cellular Interactions, Molecular and Cellular Biology > Cellular Dynamics
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2021 Abhilash Nair, Vashti Sawtelle, Lisa Lapidus
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