Physics Summer Courses


    Introductory Physics I

  • PHYS 6A

    10-Week

    Elementary mechanics. Vectors, Newton's laws, inverse square force laws, work and energy, conservation of momentum and energy, and oscillations. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in course 6L required. Corequisite(s): Mathematics 11A or 19A or 20A or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 15A. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)

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  • Introductory Physics Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHYS 6L

    10-Week 

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 6A. One three-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in course 6A or 7A required.

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  • Introductory Physics III

  • PHYS 6C

    10-Week

    Introduction to electricity and magnetism. Elementary circuits; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic radiation; interference and polarization of light. Prerequisite(s): courses 5A/L or 6A/L, and Mathematics 11B or 19B or 20B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 15B. (General Education Code(s): SI, IN.)

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  • Introductory Physics Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHYS 6N

    10-Week

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 6C. One three-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisite(s): courses 6A and 6L or courses 5A and 5L; previous or concurrent enrollment in course 6C; courses 6B and 6M are recommended. 

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  • Intermediate Laboratory

  • PHYS 133

    10-Week

    Demonstration of phenomena of classical and modern physics. Development of a familiarity with experimental methods. Special experimental projects may be undertaken by students in this laboratory. Prerequisite(s): courses 5C and 5D. (General Education Code(s): SR.) 

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