Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Mechanics and Energy


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


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.

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.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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