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03/27/10 BYS201 1 I hear, I forget…. I see I remember… I do, I understand -Confucius Engineers and scientists can each study biology. Yet, the Ultimate purpose for this study is different for the two groups
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03/27/10 BYS201 2 The process of science . Observations are made and from those a question is formulated. A hypothesis is developed that is the expected answer to the question. Experiments are designed to test the hypothesis and predictions are made as to what the results will be. These predictions are testable using mathematical equations (statistics). The experimentation begins and the results are evaluated by the statistical methods to determine whether the hypothesis was valid.
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03/27/10 BYS201 5 Contrasts between science and engineering
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03/27/10 BYS201 7 Expectations for Biological Engineers : 1. The knowledge of biological principles and generalizations that can lead to useful products and processes. 2. The ability to transfer information known about familiar living systems to those unfamiliar. 1. The ability to avoid or mitigate unintended consequences of dealing with any living system Pollution cleaning example
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03/27/10 BYS201 8 Biology is study of life
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03/27/10 BYS201 9 What is life? What are the characteristics of living organisms?
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03/27/10 BYS201 10 Functions and constraints of life Nutrition (food) Respiration (energy) Irritability (response) Movement Excretion Reproduction (multiply) Growth
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03/27/10 BYS201 11 The Chemistry of Life Biology is the study of life 30 million types of organisms Organisms use similar building blocks Living systems have a hierarchy (non-living) Atoms molecules cells (living) multicellular organisms Atomic composition of living organisms 6 major elements Ð Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Sulfur
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BYS201 13 The reactivity of atoms arises from the presence of unpaired electrons in one or more orbitals of their valence shells. Basis of Chemical activity:
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course BYS 201 taught by Professor Podila during the Spring '09 term at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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