General Information & Course Administration
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Homework assignments will be posted on the course web site on alternate
Tuesdays starting Tuesday February 5. The student's solutions
to the homework will be due in the Physics Drop Boxes located on the 3rd floor of Bldg 8 at the intersection of Bldg 16,
on the Monday thirteen days later by 4:30 PM. The student name should
be clearly written on the upper right hand corner of the homework.
The correct solutions to the problems will be distributed to students
at the lecture room on the Tuesday following the due date for hand
in of the assignment. Graded homework will be returned to students
at the Tuesday lecture one week following the hand in of the assignment.
No late homework will be accepted without prior permission of the
Textbooks and Reference Books
There is no textbook available which contains the course material
which will be presented during the lectures. The lectures themselves
will be the primary source of content of the course. In addition
to the blackboard presentations, lectures in the form of typed notes
will be presented to students each week. Listed below
are reference books which may prove useful in providing background material,
particularly for the biological material.
- Molecular Cellular Biology, J. Darnel H. Lodish, D.
Baltimore. Pub. by Scientific American Books (1986).
- Biochemistry, D. Voet and J. Voet. Pub. by John Wiley
and Son (1990).
- Binding and Linkage: Functional Chemistry of Biological
Molecules, J. Wyman and S. J. Gill. Pub. by University Science
Books, Mill Valley CA (1990).
- Mechanisms of Cooperativity and Allosteric Regulation in
Proteins, M. Perutz. Pub. by Cambridge University Press (1990).
- Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function,
Vander, Sherman and Luciano. Pub. by McGraw-Hill (1980).
- Allosteric Enzymes, Ed and G. Herve. Pub. by CRC Press
- Human Hemoglobins, H. F. Bunn, B. Forset, and H. M.
Ranney. Pub. by W. B. Saunders & Co. (1977).
- Proteins: Structures and Molecular Properties, T.
E. Creighton. Pub. by W. H. Freeman & Co. (1984).
Students will write a term paper in place of a final exam. The topic
of the term paper should be a subject connected with, but an extension
of, a subject presented in the course. Students should have selected
the theme of the paper, with the agreement of the lecturer by April
18. The term paper must be handed in to the Physics Drop Boxes (3rd floor of bldg 8 at the corner of bldg16), prior to 4:00 pm Monday, May 12.
For a list of publications which are useful leads for term paper
topics, click here.
The final grade will be based on the performance in homework, and
the grade on the term paper. Homework will contribute 60% and examination
or term paper 40% to the final grade.