BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS I

Professor Paul M Eugenio

205/315 Keen, Department of Physics

Florida State University

peugenio@fsu.edu

850-644-2585

http://hadron.physics.fsu.edu/~eugenio

Rafey Hashmi

Email: rh19g@my.fsu.edu

Office Hours: By Appointment

**Text:** Paul Davidovits,* Physics in Biology and Medicine*, 4th Edition

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence intended to discuss the applications of physics concepts (covered in College Physics, PHY 2053 and 2054) to biological systems and in medical applications. The first-semester course will cover the physical basis of some common biological processes. It will discuss the physics of bio-statics, bio-dynamics, fluid motion (blood flow), heat and thermodynamics of living systems (respiration and osmosis), and structure and function of muscles. The physics prerequisite for this course is PHY2053. The level of mathematical skills necessary to complete this course is proficiency with algebra and trigonometry.

- Aug 27: Course Welcome & Introduction
- Aug 29: Review of Basic Physics Concepts
- Sep 03: Equilibrium and Stability
- Sep 05: Musculoskeletal Levers
- Sep 10: Musculoskeletal Levers: Hip & Back; and Friction Intro
- Sep 12: Body: Friction & Motion
- Sep 17: Motion: Kinetic & Dynamics
- Sep 19: Angular Motion & Pendulum
- Sep 24: Mechanics of Footspeed: Walking & Running
- Sep 26: Midterm Review 1
- Oct 03: Midterm 1 Exam
- Oct 08: Elasticity and Fracture of Bones, Tendons, and Muscles
- Oct 10: Hydrostatics: Fluids at Rest
- Oct 15 : Hydrostatics 2
- Oct 17: Surfactants & Fluid Motion 1
- Oct 22: Fluid Motion 2 & Cardiovascular System
- Oct 24: Cardiovascular System
- Oct 29: Heat and Kinetic Theory 1
- Oct 31: Heat and Kinetic Theory 2
- Nov 05: Midterm Review 2
- Nov 12: Diffusion and Respiration
- Nov 14: Osmosis and Kidneys
- Nov 21: Thermodynamics
- Nov 26: Thermodynamics and Entropy
- Dec 05: Molecular Motors

Assignments | Solutions | Midterm-Exams | Reading & Turn-In Assignments |
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HW Set 1 | Solution-1 | Ch-1 Tu Sep 10 | |

HW Set 2 | Solution-2 | Ch-2&3 Tu Sep 17 | |

HW Set 3 | Solution-3 | Ch-4 Tu Sep 24 | |

HW Set 4 | Solution-4 | Midterm I Thr Oct 03 key | Ch-5 Tu Oct 08 |

HW Set 5 | Solution-5 | Ch-7 Tu Oct 15 | |

HW Set 6 | Solution-6 | Ch-8 Tu Oct 22 | |

HW Set 7 | Solution-7 | Midterm II Equation Sheet | Ch-9 Tu Oct 29 |

HW Set 8 | Solution-8 | Midterm II Th Nov 07 key | |

HW Set 9 | Solution-9 | Ch-10 Tu Nov 19 | |

HW Set 10 | Solution-10 | Final Exam Equation Sheet | Ch-11 Tu Dec 03 |

Final Exam: Tuesday Dec 10, 8:00PM - 10:00PM, UPL212 |