This course introduces the use of physical methods in the study of biological systems, including macromolecules, membranes, nerves, muscle, photosynthetic systems and visual systems. The biological systems to which the methods are applied will be surveyed and current interpretations of their structure and function will be discussed. The treatment of biological phenomena will be based on physical principles with appropriate mathematics when necessary. The emphasis will be on the applications of physics in biology.
(LIFS 1901 OR Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1x Biology) AND (PHYS 1111 OR PHYS 1112 OR PHYS 1312)