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Courses Uni course- Biophysical Chemistry, or Physical chemistry

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    Uh, my program is Biotechnology/biochem (might change it). I can take a "Biophysical chemistry"or a "physical chemistry" mind you, im strugging to even pas year one physics i hate it and it sucks. So I really want something with not as much math. Does anyone know if biophysicalchem has less math than physical? or just as much.

    Thanks for the inputs!
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  3. Oct 7, 2012 #2
    physical chemistry doesn't have too much math, you just need to be skilled with calculus 1-3, linear algebra and ODEs.

    biophysical, I don't know about. At my school it was a senior level elective about biochemical thermodynamics and transport phenomena. Very interesting stuff but pretty math intensive; you had to take it after taking physical chemistry.

    I believe though that the current attitude of biochemistry, that is, the anti-quantitative, not just non-quantitative but anti-quantitative, children's level picture-book approach to the field, does no favors for either the researchers in it, nor the students, when they get onto the job market.
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