I'm a molecular biology major who plans to pursue an advanced degree in molecular biophysics. I've done myself the favor of taking preparatory elective math courses (calculus II and III, linear algebra, differential equations) and calculus-based introductory mechanics and elec/mag; however, I have no room for additional, formal coursework in physics. I'd hate to fall behind in grad school, so I'm considering buying a few physics text books and learning the material on my own. Everything I've read indicates that I may need more exposure to classical mechanics, elec/mag, thermal physics, quantum mechanics and physical chemistry. I want to be prepared for the topics on magnetic resonance and so forth. What I'm not sure about is where to focus my study. I don't have time to attempt to replicate an entire undergraduate physics curriculum (nor do I feel up to the task), but I'd like to at least start moving in the right direction. I don't really care about proofs, derivations and all that as I'm not interested in furthering the physics itself--I simply want to apply what's there to problems in biology. So, what topics do you guys feel are the most important? And in what order should I study them. For example, how far should I go with mechanics or elec/mag before studying atomic physics or quantum mechanics, etc. My goal is to study protein folding, interactions in the cellular environment, etc. I hope this makes sense...I'm really not all that familiar with the territory. Thanks for any help.