# Instructor Resources

Physical Models of Living Systems is a textbook intended for intermediate-level undergraduates in any science or engineering major. The only prerequisite for this course is first-year physics.

- Here is the list of known errata.
- Instructor’s Preface (PDF)
- Penn students reflect quantitatively and qualitatively on the usefulness of the class in their later work (PDF). You may find such data useful when trying to convince colleagues that courses like this one should be offered.
- Also useful:
**A Student's Guide to Python for Physical Modeling**by Jesse M. Kinder and Philip Nelson (Princeton University Press 2021). E-book editions are also available via the same link.

The book has an associated blog. - A collection of experimental datasets is available for students to use when solving the homework problems.
- Full solutions are available to faculty wishing to adopt the text for a class, along with PowerPoint presentation slides, extra references, and ideas for classroom demonstrations.
- The demonstration ideas are also here.