Splash Biography


Major: Applied Math

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Past Classes

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S3164: The Physics of a Neuron in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
In biology classes, you learn that a signal travels down a neuron as action potential. Sometimes you learn about an action potential as ion channels opening. But an action potential is so much more! This class will explain how the neuron can be thought of as an electrical circuit. We will discuss how the same equations that describe a circuit with resistors and capacitors can be used to model an action potential. The needed background to understand electrical circuits will be covered.