Biological Engineering II OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Study Undergraduate Class by MIT on Biological Engineering

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Discover the advanced instruments used to make quantitative measurements in the field of biological engineering, including light and fluorescence microscopes and electromechanical probes, through the free online course 'Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement.' The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers this OpenCourseWare, which is based on a program in the school's Department of Biological Engineering.

Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement: Course Specifics

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Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement: Course Description

Through this free OpenCourseWare from MIT, students will learn about the major pieces of electronic, mechanical and optical apparatus used in quantitative analysis of molecules, cells and tissues. Students will study the proper use of this laboratory equipment and develop an understanding of its underlying physical principles, with an emphasis on building and design. They will learn to apply noise analysis, probability and statistics to experimental data. Course materials also cover the use optical Fourier techniques. To be best prepared for this undergraduate course, students should have background in working with differential equations. Maxim Shusteff and MIT Professors Scott Manalis and Peter So lead this program in biological engineering. Special software is required.

Lists of readings and lab topics, homework assignments, video tutorials and other resources are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement course page.

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