Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Mechanics and Energy

PHYSICS XL 5A

This is the first course in pre-medical physics sequence, which discusses the statics and dynamics of forces, motion and energy.

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Fall
Winter
Remote
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $1,060.00
As few as 11 weeks
5.0

What you can learn.

  • Evaluate how calculus is applied in physical sciences
  • Evaluate how calculus is applied in physical sciences
  • Assess the applications of physics in various biological and biochemical systems

About this course:

Statics and dynamics of forces, motion, and energy, including thermal energy, with applications to biological and biochemical systems. Transferable for UC credit.
Prerequisites

Calculus series, such as LIFESCI 30A, 30B or MATH 3A, 3B, 3C (3C may be taken concurrently); or MATH XL 31A, 31B or equivalent. PHYSICS 5A, 5B, and 5C form a one-year sequence in basic physics for students in the biological and health sciences. Calculus is used throughout. Successful completion of basic calculus courses is a prerequisite for admission to this sequence.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
Tuesday, Thursday
Available
See Details
Instructor: Arash Bellafard
390029
Fee:
$1,060.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment/class participation contingent on signing a liability waiver form.

Physics XL 5B and XL 5C will be offered in Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter. Nonscience majors interested in a general physics course should take XL 10 Physics when next offered. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Fulfills in part the UCLA General Education requirement for Physical Sciences.

Enrollment limited to 26 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 13, 2023.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2023
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 10, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 12, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 17, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 19, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 24, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 26, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 31, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 2, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 7, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 9, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 14, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 16, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 21, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 23, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 28, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 2, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 7, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 9, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 14, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 16, 2023
8:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 21, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
Tuesday, Thursday
Available
See Details
Instructor: Arash Bellafard
390030
Fee:
$1,060.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: UCLA , Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment/class participation contingent on signing a liability waiver form.

Physics XL 5B and XL 5C will be offered in Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter. Nonscience majors interested in a general physics course should take XL 10 Physics when next offered. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Fulfills in part the UCLA General Education requirement for Physical Sciences.

Enrollment limited to 26 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 13, 2022. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2023
Course Requirements
Book: UNIV PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCIES by Randall D Knight
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 10, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 12, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Jan 17, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 19, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Jan 24, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Jan 26, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Jan 31, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Feb 7, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Feb 14, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Feb 21, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Feb 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Feb 28, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Mar 7, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Mar 14, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lab
Thu Mar 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
UCLA
Lecture
Tue Mar 21, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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