The IPLS physics recitation and labs use biological examples to teach the same – or more – physics that you would have learned in the “traditional” or “modern” flavors of intro physics. We expect it to be more interesting, more relevant and (we hope) more fun for life-sciences people. Fair warning: it will also be more chaotic – at least in this, our inaugural year.
- General information (course policies, logistics, jokes, etc.)
- Technical and scientific information (software, hardware, actual biology and physics)
Week-by-week specifics will be posted in the table below as the semester progresses. Quizzes and Recitations are posted on T-Square.
|Date||Pre-reading||Lab Instructions||Writeup due||Notes|
|1a: Neutrophil velocity||End of lab||Lab 1a|
|1b: Neutrophil velocity||By next week’s lab (9/16)||Lab 1b|
|none||2a: Viscous drag and terminal velocity||none||Lab 2a|
|Bead physics||2b: Viscous drag and terminal velocity|| Upload data during lab.
Writeup due by next lab (10/7)
|none||3a: Brownian motion||Extremely short individual writeup due by next lab (10/14)||Brownian motion|
|none||3b: Brownian motion||none|
|none||3c: Brownian motion||Writeup due by next lab (10/28)|
|none||4: Drift + Brownian motion||With one-week delay: 11/17|
|none||5: Vesicle transport||see next week.|
|none||5: Analysis of vesicle transport||Dec 1|
|X: Makeup lab||Quiz/recitation for all.
Makeup lab only for those who need it