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260042 VO Physics in Biology (2017W)

The Physcs behind biological solutions

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

If needed, the lecture can be presented in English. A decision will be made during the first lecture, i.e. on October 3, 2017

Tuesday 03.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 10.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 31.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 28.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Victor-Franz-Hess-Hörsaal, Währinger Straße 17, Hoftrakt, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 09.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 16.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 23.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 30.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Biological solutions usually are inventive and often off-beat. Many examples will be discussed and the physical background will be elaborated. the following topics will be treated: heat exchngers (in biology and technology).
Eyes: with lenses or compound eye?? what is better??
How do insetcs and birds fly??
Bio-electricity: Nerve cells, action potential, synapses.
Heat: condiction, readiation, convection, heat balance and survival
Blood flow: Heart, blood vessels, capillaries.
Scaling: Why doe smaller animals have a shorter life, but still can run as fast as larger animals? Why do not exist mammals, having a size of insects?
Solar radiation im plants and animals, photosynthesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to follow the lecture are needed: Basic knowledge of Physics, e.g. Introductory Physics I and II

Examination topics

Contents of the lecture including handouts

Reading list

Handout will contain refrences to books or journal articles

Association in the course directory

MF 10, MaG 25, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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