gin & kerosene (ugly_boy) wrote in biology,
gin & kerosene

How much physics do biology students need?

How much physics do you think students should be required to take to complete an undergraduate degree in biology? Is there specific material that you think is especially useful or important for biology students? Do you think a typical year-long introductory course covering classical mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity and magnetism covers the material that is most relevant for biology students? Is it physics per se that is valuable, or the quantitative skills and systematic approaches problem solving, or both… or neither?

I would love to know what people think.
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