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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10211008 - Physics for Biologists (Física para biólogos)

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DEGREE: Grado en Biología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Physics for Biologists
CODE: 10211008 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: GIMÉNEZ MARTÍN, ELENA
DEPARTMENT: U116 - FÍSICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 385 - FÍSICA APLICADA
OFFICE NO.: A3 - 418 E-MAIL: egimenez@ujaen.es P: 953212429
WEBSITE: http://dv.ujaen.es/docencia/goto_docencia_crs_311853.html
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

CHAPTER 1:INTRODUCTION

Physics Units. Dimensions of Physical quantities. Properties of vectors. 

CHAPTER 2: MOTION

Desplacement. Speed. Acceleration. Movement clasification. Movements composition. The inner ear.

CHAPTER 3: DINAMIC

Force. Newton's Laws. Particle systems. Mass center. Linear momentum: conservation law. Angular momentum. Conservation law. Solid rigid.

CHAPTER 4: STATIC

Translation equilibrium. Moment of a force. Rotation equilibrium. Stability

CHAPTER 5: WORK AND ENERGY

Work and mechanical power. Kinetic energy. Conservative forces. Potential energy. Gravitational potential energy. Potential elastic energy. Conservation of mechanical energy. Energy in biological systems.

CHAPTER 6: INTRODUCTION TO THERMODINAMICS

Temperature and heat. T hermal equilibrium. Temperature range. Work. First law of thermodynamics: internal energy. Thermodynamic processes. Irreversibility. entropy. The second law in biological systems.

CHAPTER 7: ELASTICITY

Effort and deformation. Compression and traction. Tangential stress. Torque. Elasticity of DNA and proteins.

CHAPTER 8: FLUID STATIC

Concept of fluid. Pressure and density. Fundamental equation of fluid statics. Principle of Pascal. Principe of Archimedes.

CHAPTER 9: FLUID DYNAMICS

Current lines: continuity equation. Bernoulli's Theorem. Applications of Bernoulli's Theorem. Viscosity. Leakage of a line. Laminar regime: Poiseuille law. The heart.

CHAPTER 10: SURFACE FENOMENA 

Surface tension. Pressure due to curvature: Laplace's law. Capillarity and contact angle. Osmosis. Diffusion. Transport through biological membranes. Gaseous exchange in the lungs.

CHAPTER 11: NOTIONS OF ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

Electric charge. Law of Coulomb. Concept of electric field. Electrical dipole. Potential. Electric current. Resistance. Electromotive force. Capacitors. Magnetic field. Movement of shattered particles in a magnetic field: applications

CHAPTER 12 BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS

Transport of ions through the cell membrane. Equation of Nerst. Membrane potential. Balance Donnan. Sodium-Potassium Pump. The nerve impulse: action potential.

CHAPTER 13: PRINCIPLES OF GEOMETRIC OPTICS

Propagation of light. Refractive index. Dispersion. Laws of Snell. Total reflection. Mirrors. Thin lenses. The eye.

CHAPTER 14: RADIATION AND RADIOACTIVITY

Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Ionizing radiation. Dosimetry .

Practices: 1. Statics: Study of a system in static equilibrium. 2. Elasticity: Determination of the elastic constant of a spring. 3. Fluids: Determination of the viscosity of a fluid. Determination of the density of a solid. 4. Thermodynamics: Determination of the coefficient of expansion of a liquid. 5. Optics: Determination of the focal length of a convergent lens. 6. Radioactivity: Determination of background environmental radiation.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The theoretical and practical contents of the subjects of the program will be developed in the big group of class. All the relevant information such as theoretical information and problems list will be available on ILIAS website.

In the class in little group, the proposed problems will be completed and the students' participation will be considered. Also, topics related to the theoretical and practical contents of the program will be proposed to be developed as an oral presentation by little groups of two or three students. All the didactic materials, such as chapters information, problems list, solved exams of other courses, etc. ill be collected in the corresponding space of the ILIAS platform. Finally, the delivery of exercises, seminars, practices, etc., will be done virtually through the ILIAS website.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

EVALUATION The final exam, which will be done on the date determined by the University, will be a written test in which there will be, in a weighted way, questions of theory (40% -50%) and practical problems (60% -50%). The aim of this probe is to know the degree of assimilation of the theoretical contents of the subject, as well as whether the student has been able to achieve the skills required. The theoretical part includes a battery of test questions. The exam will evaluate the competences: CE1, CT1, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7 and CT9. The memory of the four practices will contribute 1.5 points to the final calification of the subject. All the practices will be elaborated in a single document in docx format, which will be charged through the ILIAS platform within the indicated period. The calification of the practices will be kept during two consecutive academic courses. With the memory of practices will be evaluated the competences: CE1, CG1, CG5, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8, CT9 and CT10.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Physics for scientists and engineers. Edition: 6th ed. Author: Paul Allen Tipler. Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, c2008-  (Library)