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The NEXUS Physics Wikibook Printable Version (ver 0.8)Remote Learning, Instructor supplement, Student reading, Pre-class assignment
A free set of readings for a one year IPLS course. Available as a PDF file or as free webpages. (version 0.8)
Cross-cutting Biological Concepts
Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two Dimensions, Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Third Law, Applications of Newton's Laws, Work and Energy, Linear Momentum, Electrostatics, Electric Fields and Potential, Capacitance, Resistance, DC Circuits, Surface Tension, Statics of Fluids, Geometrical Optics, Interference, Oscillations, Wave Motion, Second and Third Law, Probability, Ensembles, Diffusion
Diffusion and Random Walk unitInstructor supplement, Student reading, Lecture materials, In-class activity, Clicker question, Lab, Demonstration, Video, Pre-class assignment, Homework, Exam problem
Provides the basic physics of the critical biological phenomenon of diffusion and random motion.
Medical Applications, Physical Mechanisms, Cellular Structure, Cross-membrane Transport, Cellular Dynamics
Statistical Physics, Diffusion, Brownian Motion
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