(X) Close Window BioMechanics - 4 credits Course Description::The role played by physical forces in shaping our natural world can be seen in the morphology, behavior, material composition, and spatial distribution of every organism, whether aquatic or terrestrial, plant or animal.  This course exposes students to the role of physics in biological systems at the organismic and super-organismic level.  Each week the course will focus on a different sub-discipline of Biomechanics presenting the underlying physical principles and the biological ramifications of those principles.  In addition, laboratory exercises will present techniques and experimental approaches available to measure forces relevant to biological systems, as well as the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to work in this field. Instructors for Spring 2012: Dr. Jonathan Fingerut Dr. Piotr Habdas Click here for copy of current syllabus