PHYS 321 Molecular Biophysics and Polymer Physics

An introduction to the physics of polymers and the physical bases underlying the biofunctionality of macromolecules in living systems. Themes of molecular self-organization, conformation, complementarity, and information content are emphasized and related to protein, lipid, and nucleic acid structure and processes. Introduction to scattering, NMR, and other spectroscopic techniques.

pre-rec: PHYS 235 or equivalent, CHEM 107 or equivalent, and MATH 122 or equivalent.