This course is an introduction to core Biomedical Engineering principles, as well as an overview of critical facets of mammalian cell biology and human physiology important to practicing Biomedical Engineers. The course covers biological topics of cell division, DNA, receptor-ligand binding, matrix protein assembly, tissue engineering, and cell motility, using a quantitative engineering perspective. Within this biological framework, students learn the basic principles of mass and energy balances, as well as a brief introduction to thermodynamics and transport processes. (Gen. Ed. BS)
This course will develop an understanding of the principles of statics and dynamics. Specific topics covered in this course include force and moment vectors, resultants, principles of statics and free-body diagrams, applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines, properties of areas, second moments, internal forces in beams, laws of friction, principles of particle dynamics, mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics, kinematics and dynamics of plane systems, and energy and momentum of two-dimensional bodies and systems.