Mathematics in Medicine and Biology


Discussion of topics of medical importance using mathematics as a tool: control of the heart, optimal principles in the lung, cell membranes, electrophysiology, countercurrent exchange in the kidney, acid-base balance, muscle, cardiac catheterization, and computer diagnosis. Material from the physical sciences is introduced and developed.

NOTE - This class is run by Courant and cross listed with Biology. Please reach contact Courant for an up to date Syllabi and further class information

Format: Lecture, Laboratory

Prerequisites: MCB1 (BIOL-UA 21) and Calc1 (MATH-UA 121)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None

Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Quantitative Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective