Physics with Applications to Life Sciences
(PHYS 1420)

York University

Fall 2019 - Course Website

Basic Information

Updates and useful bits

Class Notes

NOTE: Slides are posted AFTER lectures.

HW Assignments


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Assignment Info


Instructions for hard copy HW can be found on the first page of the assignments (see pdfs below). Assignments are to be handed in as hard copies (and STAPLED!) at the start of class. Late assignments will be penalized as per the Lateness Policy spelled out in the syllabus.