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BME 117 Biotransport Phenomena (Spring 2014)

Time: TTh 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: ENGR 401
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Applications of fundamentals of thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of energy and mass transport phenomena to biological systems. Development of quantitative description of transport processes beginning from the molecular level to entire organ systems. BME 117 builds on the conservation principles developed in BME 115 and applies them to systems of increasing complexity. While BME 115 took a generalized approach, we will begin to consider systems at a finer level of detail and attempt to understand the dynamics of heat and mass transport in biological systems. The course focuses more on quantitative analysis of physical, chemical, and biological systems. Along the way, we will build capability with numerical solution techniques via MATLAB, Mathematica, and similar programs.

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