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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 20.011J (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (BE.011J) 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Biological Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Linda Griffith
    Prof. Kim Hamad-Schifferli 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 20.011J / 2.772J Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (BE.011J)

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of problem sets and exams along with some computer simulation tools.

    Course Description

    This course provides an introduction to the physical chemistry of biological systems. Topics include: connection of macroscopic thermodynamic properties to microscopic molecular properties using statistical mechanics, chemical potentials, equilibrium states, binding cooperativity, behavior of macromolecules in solution and at interfaces, and solvation. Example problems include protein structure, genomic analysis, single molecule biomechanics, and biomaterials.

    Technical Requirements

    MATLAB® software is required to run the .m and .fig files found on this course site.


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