20.430 Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems


Class Info

Molecular diffusion, diffusion-reaction, conduction, convection in biological systems; fields in heterogeneous media; electrical double layers; Maxwell stress tensor, electrical forces in physiological systems. Fluid and solid continua: equations of motion useful for porous, hydrated biological tissues. Case studies of membrane transport, electrode interfaces, electrical, mechanical, and chemical transduction in tissues, convective-diffusion/reaction, electrophoretic, electroosmotic flows in tissues/MEMs, and ECG. Electromechanical and physicochemical interactions in cells and biomaterials; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and other biological and clinical examples. Prior undergraduate coursework in transport recommended.

This class has no prerequisites.

20.430 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Bathe and A. J. Grodzinsky.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-124.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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