Physics of the Human Body
Applied Physics E1300
Call Number 88283
3.0 points (lecture course)
Spring 2013 MW 4:10pm - 5:25 pm
Prerequisites: Physics “I”, Calculus “I”;
Corequisites: Physics “II”, Calculus “II”
Instructor: Professor Irving P. Herman
This course analyzes the human body from the basic principles of physics. Principles derived in first-year physics are applied directly or after modest extension. In each case a simple model of the body organ, property, or function is devised and then applied, sometimes using introductory calculus. This course is targeted for prospective and current pre-med and biomedical engineering majors, as well as prospective applied physics and other majors. It is a SEAS professional-level course.
Given the level of the treatment, it is suitable for first and second year undergraduates, as well as for upper classpeople in SEAS, CC, GS and Barnard.