In this course, you will :
- Have a better understanding of the thermodynamics of life.
- Learn how the laws of thermodynamics apply to living systems.
- Gain new insight into the origin of life and how principles of thermodynamics illuminate this long-standing problem.
- Learn how thermodynamic constraints shape ecosystems and how thermodynamics can provide predictive tools for analyzing extinct ecosystems.
- Learn how life is a disequilibrium state and how thermodynamics illuminates basic phenomena like homeostasis and metabolism.