Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022


BIOE 332 001 (CRN: 20123)


Department: Bioengineering
Instructor: Tabor, Jeffrey
Meeting: 10:00AM - 10:50AM MWF BRC 282 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: BIOE 252 AND MATH 212
Section Max Enrollment: 75
Section Enrolled: 29
Enrollment data as of: 29-NOV-2022 9:23AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM W TBA TBA
Description: This course provides a mathematically rigorous and quantitative coverage of the fundamentals of thermodynamics with applications drawn from contemporary bioengineering problems. Fundamental topics will include the Zeroth, First and Second Law, Entropy Inequality, Gibbs and Helmholtz Free Energies, The Third Law, Maxwell Relations, chemical potential, equilibrium, phase transitions, solution thermodynamics, protein-ligand binding and statistical mechanics. Advanced topics will include transcription factor-DNA binding, nucleic acid hybridization, translation initiation and genetic circuits. The course will cover the role that thermodynamics plays in molecular engineering and synthetic biology.