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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Classroom
Starting at $1,040.00
As few as 11 weeks
5.0 Credits

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, energy, including thermal energy, with applications to biological and biochemical systems. Transferable for UC credit.

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Mechanics and Energy.

Life Sciences 30A, 30B, or Mathematics 3A, 3B, and 3C (3C may be taken concurrently), 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. All students must take the calculus preliminary exam given at the first class.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Wait List
-
Monday, Wednesday
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Jacqueline Pau
363893
Fee:
$1,040.00
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: September 26, 2018. No refund after October 1, 2018.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 1, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: University Physics for the Life Sciences by Jones, Field Knight
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 24, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Sep 24, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Sep 26, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Oct 1, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Oct 1, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Oct 8, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Oct 8, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Oct 15, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Oct 15, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Oct 22, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Oct 22, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Oct 29, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Nov 5, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Nov 12, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Nov 19, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Nov 21, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Nov 26, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Nov 28, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Mon Dec 3, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Mon Dec 3, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Wed Dec 5, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Wait List
-
Monday, Wednesday
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Jacqueline Pau
363894
Fee:
$1,040.00
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.

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment limited to 26 students. Enrollment deadline: September 26, 2018. No refund after October 1, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 1, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: University Physics for the Life Sciences by Jones, Field Knight
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 24, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Sep 26, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Sep 26, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Oct 1, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Oct 3, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Oct 8, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Oct 10, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Oct 15, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Oct 17, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Oct 22, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Oct 24, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Oct 31, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Nov 7, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Nov 14, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Nov 21, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Nov 21, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Nov 28, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Nov 28, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152
Lecture
Mon Dec 3, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lecture
Wed Dec 5, 2018
6:00PM - 7:45PM
UCLA
Physics & Astronomy Bldg. 1425
Lab
Wed Dec 5, 2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Knudsen Hall 1-152

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