2.798[J] Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics
Develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. Experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) site.
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