Physics Summer Courses


    Introductory Physics I (5 credits)

  • PHYS 6A

    8-Week

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

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Robert Johnson, at rjohnson@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor: Robert Johnson

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  • Introductory Physics Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHYS 6L

    8-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.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Robert Johnson, at rjohnson@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor: Robert Johnson

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  • Introductory Physics III (5 credits)

  • PHYS 6C

    8-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.) 

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Adriane Steinacker, at adriane.steinacker@yale.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor: Adriane Steinacker

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  • Introductory Physics Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHYS 6N

    8-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. 

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Adriane Steinacker, at adriane.steinacker@yale.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor: Adriane Steinacker

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  • Intermediate Laboratory (5 credits)

  • PHYS 133-01

    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 and one from Computer Science 5J, or 5P, or 12A, or Astronomy and Astrophysics119, or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to physics, applied physics, and astrophysics majors and physics minors. (General Education Code(s): SR.) 

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Drew Bischel, at dbischel@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor: Drew Bischel

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