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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Pécsi Ildikó (, research associate professor

Department of Biophysics

Subject data

Code of subject: OPE-SP1-T  |  1 credit  |  Pharmacy |  Elective module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: OPO-Z1E-T parallel

Number of hours/semester

0 lectures + 0 practices + 14 seminars = total of 14 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 100 person

Available as Campus course for 1 student(s).


The course is focusing on solving problems in order to have a deeper understanding of the theory.




  • 1. Gas laws
  • 2. Energy, work, Ist law of thermodynamics
  • 3. Heat capacity, calorimetry.
  • 4. Enthalpy
  • 5. Carnot cycle. Classical definition of entropy
  • 6. Statistical definition of entropy.
  • 7. IInd law of thermodynamics
  • 8. Membrane potential, Nernst equation
  • 9. Oscillatory motion
  • 10. Wave motion, interference, diffraction
  • 11. Atomic models
  • 12. Test
  • 13. Cytoskeletal proteins
  • 14. Motor proteins

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

Handouts and other online materials can be found on the departmental website (


Recommended literature

Damjanovich Sándor, Fidy Judit, Szöllősi János (eds.): Medical Biophysics, Medicina, Budapest, 2009
P.W. Atkins: Physical chemistry

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

During the semester the student will have to write a test solving problems.

Making up for missed classes

Missed seminars cannot be made up

Exam topics/questions


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Lukács András Szilárd
  • Dr. Pasitka Jonatán
  • Karádi Kristóf
  • Pécsi Ildikó