803402 Seminar biological physics I (Mathematics and classical physics)

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Toca-Herrera, José Luis
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The course aims to train and consolidate knowledge of mathematical methods essential in bioengineering and life sciences.

During the course, the students study: 1) numbers, 2) functions, 3) sequences and series, 4) derivatives and integrals, and 5) differential equations. The course is based on the resolution of examples and exercises (only a few mathematical theorems are introduced).

These mathematical methods will be related to physical concepts (e.g. mechanics, bulk materials, kinetics and thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics, heat transfer, modern physics and medical physics) that are useful for studies at BOKU (mainly biotechnology, chemical engineering, food technology or civil engineering).

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After the course the students will know basic mathematical methods and physical concepts related to life sciences (and everyday life phenomena).
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.