Undergraduate lab series designed to familiarize students with using computer models to answer biochemical questions. Ideally, this lab would be taught as a supplement to a concurrent lecture course. Students are assumed to have completed one year of undergraduate calculus.
Topics include acid-base chemistry, Gibbs free energy, Michaelis-Menten kinetics, enzyme inhibition, hemoglobin, and the Bohr effect. Math skills used include graphing (2-D and 3-D), algebra, logarithms, and numerical solutions to systems of equations. Some of these modules may be useful in a general chemistry or enzymology course.
Each module has one or more background modules (mini-modules) associated with it. Details can be found on the individual module pages. With the exception of "Introduction to Mathcad", the modules are designed to operate more or less independently of one another. So the order given below can be changed to accommodate teaching preferences.