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Jess Gerrit Snedeker: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Jess Gerrit Snedeker
FieldOrthopedic Biomechanics
Professur f. Orthopäd. Biomechanik
ETH Zürich
Lengghalde 5
8092 Zürich
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipAssociate Professor

376-0001-00LBiomechanics I Restricted registration - show details 5 credits3V + 2UJ. G. Snedeker
AbstractIntroduction to engineering mechanics with applications in biology and medicine: kinematics and statics of rigid bodies and systems. Basic introduction to deformation and failure of materials under load.
ObjectiveStudents can solve problems of elementary engineering mechanics, and understand how these are relevant to biology and medicine.
ContentBasic notions: position and velocitiy of particles, rigid bodies, planar motion, kinematics of rigid body, force, couple, power.
Statics: static equivalence, force-couple system, center of forces, centroid, principle of virtual power, equilibrium, constraints, statics, friction.
Effects of mechanical load, and material stresses and deformation in tension, compression, bending, and torsion.
Lecture notesYes
LiteratureM. B. Sayir, J. Dual, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 1, Grundlagen und Statik. Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2008.
M. B. Sayir, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 3, Dynamik. Teubner, Stuttgart, 2005.
376-1974-00LColloquium in Biomechanics Information 2 credits2KB. Helgason, S. J. Ferguson, R. Müller, J. G. Snedeker, B. Taylor, K. Würtz-Kozak, M. Zenobi-Wong
AbstractCurrent topics in biomechanics presented by speakers from academia and industry.
ObjectiveGetting insight into actual areas and problems of biomechanics.
For the Focus Biomedical Engineering this course is strongly recommended to be chosen among the Electives.
4 credits3GS. Panke, J. G. Snedeker
AbstractAn introduction to biology for engineers: basic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in cellular systems), cell biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells), cellular and molecular biophysics, quantitative tools used in bio- and biomedical engineering
ObjectiveStudents that already posses an engineering background will be exposed to a broad introduction of fundamental concepts in the fields of biology and chemistry. Focus will be given to aspects relevant to research and development projects in the fields of biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, or biomedical devices. The course will highlight technically exploitable elements in biology and chemistry, to provide the basic understanding and a necessary vocabulary for interdisciplinary communication with biologists / biotechnologists.
ContentBasic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in the cell, biocatalysis and enzymes, cellular respiration, protein synthesis, regulation), cellular biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells) , introduction to biotechnology tools and applications of molecular and cellular engineering.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supporting material made available for download on ILIAS.
LiteratureNA Campbell, JB Reece : Biology, Oxford University Press; B. Alberts et al : Molecular Biology of the Cell , Garland Science; J. Koolman , Roehm KH : Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Thieme-Verlag.; CR Jacobs, H Huang, RY Kwon: Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Garland Science;