EE C145O. Laboratory in the Mechanics of Organisms
Catalog Description: Introduction to laboratory and field study of the biomechanics of animals and plants using fundamental biomechanical techniques and equipment. Course has a series of rotations involving students in experiments demonstrating how solid and fluid mechanics can be used to discover the way in which diverse organisms move and interact with their physical environment. The laboratories emphasize sampling methodology, experimental design, and statistical interpretation of results. Latter third of course devoted to independent research projects. Written reports and class presentation of project results are required.
Prerequisites: INTEGBI 135 or consent of instructor. For Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences students: EL ENG 105, EL ENG 120 or COMPSCI 184.
Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for C135L after taking 135L.
Spring: 6 hours of laboratory, 1 hour of discussion, and 1 hour of fieldwork per week
Fall: 6 hours of laboratory, 1 hour of discussion, and 1 hour of fieldwork per week
Grading basis: letter
Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period
Also listed as: BIO ENG C136L, INTEGBI C135L