2020 Physics Summer Courses


    Introduction to Physics II (5 credits)

  • PHYS 5B

    8-Week

    A continuation of 5A. Wave motion in matter, including sound waves. Geometrical optics, interference and polarization, statics and dynamics of fluids. (General Education Code(s): SI)

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L and MATH 19A or MATH 20A; concurrent enrollment in PHYS 5M is required. Corequisite: MATH 19B or MATH 20B.

    Proposed Instructor - Adriane Steinacker


  • Introduction to Physics Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHYS 5M

    8-Week

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 5B. One three-hour laboratory session per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L; concurrent enrollment in PHYS 5B is required.

    Proposed Instructor - Adriane Steinacker


  • 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. (General Education Code(s): MF.)

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 11A or MATH 19A or MATH 20A or AM 15A. Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6L is required.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor - Barun Dhar


  • 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 PHYS 6A or PHYS 7A is required.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor - Barun Dhar


  • 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.(General Education Code(s): SI.) 

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, and MATH 11B or MATH 19B or MATH 20B or AM 15B.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor - Barun Dhar


  • 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): PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L or PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L; previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 6CPHYS 6B and PHYS 6M are recommended.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor - Barun Dhar


  • Intermediate Laboratory (5 credits)

  • 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): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5D and one from CSE 5J, or CSE 14, or CSE 20, or ASTR 119, or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to physics, applied physics, and astrophysics majors and physics minors.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material. Use "Summer Physics Enrollment Request" in your subject line.

    Proposed Instructor - Robert Johnson