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Unformatted text preview: 125:306 Biomedical Kinetics and Thermodynamics Instructor: Prof. Francois Berthiaume BME217 [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Daniel S. Duffield [email protected] Nuts and Bolts • Syllabus, homeworks, etc. on sakai.rutgers.edu • Goals: – Provide fundamental understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to physiology and biomedical technologies. Based on these principles, you should be able to: – apply mass and energy conservation equations to biological phases and reactions – use thermodynamic equations to quantify biomolecular binding interactions and energy interchanges in biochemical systems (e.g., metabolism, membrane transport) – use kinetic analysis to understand biomolecular rate processes (e.g., enzyme catalysis) and to describe systemslevel physiological phenomena (e.g., pharmacokinetics) Nuts and Bolts • Textbooks Tinoco, Jr., K. Sauer, J.C. Wang, and J. Puglisi, Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Systems, 4 th ed . PrenticeHall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2002. R.L. Fournier. Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering. Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia, PA, 1999. • Grading Problem sets 20% Quizzes 10%  the lowest is dropped Midterm I 20% Midterm II 20% your best exam is weighed 30% Final exam 30% Total 100% Nuts and Bolts • Problem sets – assigned > 1 week in advance – you may work with others, but each student must turn in their own work and solutions – Homeworks are to be handed in at the beginning of class , not the end – show your work as the method is more important than the answer. • Quizzes – typically 20 min – based on recent material – lowest quiz score will be dropped Nuts and Bolts • Exams – 3 exams (2 midterms and final) – each exam emphasizes what was covered since last exam – final is not cumulative in the usual sense but you will still...
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