Jan 28, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

BIOL 342 - Comparative Biomechanics (S)

4 cr.
 (Prerequisite: BIOL 241 , BIOL 245 , BIOL 272 , BIOL 273 , BIOL 345 , BIOL 349  or BIOL 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.