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NEXUS Physics

The NEXUS/Physics project was originally created as part of the National Experiment in Undergraduate Science Education (NEXUS) funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in response to national studies that encouraged the development of new programs for biology majors and pre-health care students. The project was developed beginning in 2010. The class has been delivered at the University of Maryland since 2011 and has been the starting point of classes at other colleges and universities throughout the US.


Using math in physics - Estimation

Instructor supplement, Pedagogical essay, Student reading, Pre-class assignment, Homework, Lecture materials, In-class activity, Restricted access

An introduction to estimation with estimation problems for homework and exams throughout the course.

Human and Animal Physiology, Biomechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Classical Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermo & Stat Mech, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics, Diffusion


Edward Redish

NEXUS Physics


Exponentials for IPLS

Student reading, Homework, Restricted access

An introduction to the use of the exponential and logarithm with biologically relevant examples

Cellular Dynamics, Proteins, The Cell, Cross-membrane Transport

Probability, Diffusion, Conductors and Insulators, Electric Field, Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy


Edward Redish

NEXUS Physics

Bond Energy in biology vs physics - lecture, essay question, and grading rubric

Exam problem, Restricted access, Lecture materials

An essay question from an exam PLUS grading rubric about the concept of negative bond energy

Chemical Energy Conversion, Chemical Energy Storage

Work, Conservation of Energy, Internal Energy


Mary Chessey

NEXUS Physics