Homeworks are due at the beginning of class (2:30 PM) one week after they are posted. Solutions will be posted two days after the homeworks are submitted, and homeworks will be returned a week after they are submitted.

Late policy: NO late homeworks will be accepted (late means anytime after class starts the day the homework is due) unless you have a mindblowingly good excuse - this means a note from someone like a doctor or a Dean. Rob does not grant extensions.

Submission policy: Submit all write-ups as PDFs and all Jupyter code as both .ipynb and .html files. Your written solutions should be clear and understandable throughout so that we can follow your reasoning. Submit your files for odd homeworks to rroussea@caltech.edu and for even homeworks to gsolini@caltech.edu with the subject line “HW # - FirstName LastName”.

Collaboration policy: you may discuss the homework with others, but your explanations and derivations must be your own. Your logic and the significance of your results should also be explained.

Homework Due date Associated files Solutions
Homework 1 1/12/2022 PBoC3 Chapter 2 (draft, pgs. 147-151 removed)
Homework 2 1/19/2022 Solutions
Homework 3 1/26/2022 PBoC3 Chapter 5 (draft)
Weber & Brangwynne (Current Biology 2015)
Homework 4 2/02/2022 Rosenfeld et al (Science 2005)
Associated files (.zip)
Homework 5 2/14/2022 Gregor (Cell 2007)
Drocco (Biophysical Journal 2011)
Abu-Arish (Biophysical Journal 2010)
Driever & Nusslein-Volhard (Cell 1988)
Liu (PNAS 2013)
Liu (2013) data
Bailey (Science 1976)
Homework 6 2/28/2022 Solutions
Homework 7 3/14/2022 The Restless Cell Chapter 12
Jarzynski (Physics Today 2014)