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Science of Nature II Science of Nature II Week 1 – lecture 1
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Hierarchy in “life” Science,  298: 763-764  (2002) 
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The Science of Nature Life Materials Same building blocks, different outcomes! any  thing  humans make  use of to enhance their  quality of life
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The building blocks? The elementary particles (electrons, protons, etc.) that come together to form the atom And the outcome is…
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pyrite buckyball water protein superconductor iridium complex zeolite
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Course outline Four major themes:  Structure (3 weeks)  Equilibrium (2½ weeks)  Change (3 ½ weeks)  Genetics / Evolution / Ecology (3 weeks)
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Detailed course outline Week 1. Introduction - Relation between physics, chemistry and biology; overview of previous semester and how it will blend with NS 102; “what is life?” theme. Week 2. Structure I - States of matter; the solid state (crystal, amorphous, glassy); water; large molecules (synthetic and biological polymers); supramolecular structures. Week 3. Structure II – Structure in biological systems: proteins, DNA etc. organelle cell tissue organ organism. Week 4. Structure III – Experimental probes of structure: Microscopy, spectroscopy, diffraction. Week 5.
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