# PHYC452Biophysics:Schedule/Midterm

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Jump to navigationJump to search## Midterm Exam (March 26)

The midterm will cover:

Nelson Chapter 1-9

Additional topics covered in class

One sheet (front/back) of handwritten notes will be allowed.

The exam will be written for 50 minutes, although you may stay as late as you wish to finish.

There will be:

- One reading comprehension question from the book on a topic not covered in class.
- One question on bio-chemistry terminology and concepts.
- Three problems involving calculations chosen from the topics below:
- Diffusion equation, Diffusion Contant, and the Diffusion probability distribution
- Nernst Equation
- Stokes Equation
- Einstein relation
- Poisson-Boltzmann/ Debye screening length
- Viscosity/Reynolds number
- Boltzmann distribution/partition functions
- Entropic forces
- Osmotic force
- Reaction rates/Chemical equilibrium
- Scatchard plots
- Freely jointed chains
- Worm like chains
- Basic concepts and optics for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)