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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 342 - Comparative Biomechanics

4 cr.

(Prerequisite: BIOL 241, 243, 245, 272, 273, 345, 349 or 374) 

The application of basic principles from physics and mechanical engineering to understand how organisms work. Integrated lectures, labs, and discussions explore the limitations and opportunities the physical world provides to organisms. Topics vary but may include how flies fly, how bones break, and why mucus is so sticky.