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Physics for Biologists Websites

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BERG > NEXUS Project > Development page 


  1. NEXUS/Physics -- A web page from the University of Maryland that makes available a number of readings, homework, and group activity problems appropriate for an introductory physics for lifescientists class.

  2. Introductory Physics for the Lifesciences Wiki (Mark Reeves, ed.) -- a community collaboration developed by the faculty community working to reform introductory physics for the life sciences courses (IPLS) to better prepare students for careers in medicine and the life sciences  

  3. Kansas State University PER: Modern Miracle Medical Machines -- Educational research & development on the application of contemporary physics to medical diagnosis & treatment.
  4. Doane College: Humanized Physics Project -- Resources to help physics teachers use the human body as a context for teaching physics at the introductory level. 
  5. Physical Science Modules for Bioscience Students -- from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
  6. Centenary College, LA (Juan Rodrigues): BPHY 304 -- Biophysics and Bio-imaging -- Includes an online textbook. 
  7. Intermediate Physics for Medicine & Biology, 4th ed. (Russ Hobbie) -- Contains many useful resources including links to websites and peices from various editions of the book. 
  8. Portland State U., OR (Ralf Widenhorn): PH337/BI410 -- Physics in Biomedicine  
  9. Harvard U. (L. S. McCarty & V. N. Manoharan) Physical Sciences 2: Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion.
  10. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB): Biomechanics (Steve Vogel & colleagues) -- Includes many serious biomechanical lessons, labs, homework & exam problems, and texts.
  11. Resources for Teaching Biological Physics (Suzanne Amador-Kane, Haverford) -- Includes a long list of texts, readings, and some labs.
  12. PhET Interactive Simulations in Biology (University of Colorado, Boulder) -- Part of a large library of STEM simulations. Biological simulations have heavy physics leaning.
  13. Physics for Life Sciences Project Instructor Resources (Dawn Meredith and Jessica Bolker -- University of New Hampshire) -- A small library of lessons, clicker questions, and labs for an introductory biophysics course.
  14. Paul Falstad's Simulation Library -- A library of physics and math simulations. Little or no explicit connection to biology, but could be valuable for illustration of biologically relevant physics.
  15. Flocking Simulation -- A computer sim complete with code and extensive explanation of how complex flocking behavior can arise from a few simple rules. Allows for the presence of a predator (modeled by the motion of the mouse on-screen). This phenomenon is also studied by Suzanna Amador-Kane using very different, empirical techniques: link.
  16. AAPT Workshop IPLS Labs -- Three labs dealing with ECG/EKG, bone scaling, and Brownian motion & diffusion.
  17. Physics 7 (UC Davis - Wendell Potter) -- A model-based approach to teaching physics for biology majors
  18. Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics with Biomedical Applications (Physics 4L) materials (Swarthmore College — Catherine Crouch) -- materials for teaching optics, electricity, and magnetism in IPLS. 

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