help me educate
gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Sat Oct 14 01:12:32 EST 1995
Your students might get a bang out of the following, which uses
conservation of energy and momentum:
Gordon, R. (1987). A retaliatory role for algal projectiles, with
implications for the mechanochemistry of diatom gliding motility. J.
Theor. Biol. 126, 419-436.
Best, -Dick Gordon[Oct14,95]
On 11 Oct 1995, Ian Ferguson wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am a teaching assistant in the Physics Department at UCLA and I am
> teaching a lab to life science majors. I sense there is a general attitude
> among my students like the following "physics is not going to be of use to me
> in my future profession". I would like to be able to give these students a few
> examples of where physics is useful in, for instance, biology. Can anyone out
> there give me a few examples where vectors are used in biology? How about
> simple things like conservation of energy? I realize that this probably isn't
> the most common thing among biologists, but perhaps someone has given some
> thought to this.
> Ian Ferguson
> fergie at physics.ucla.edu
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