This course presents the cultural and historical perspectives of physical ideas while delving into planetary motion, Newton's laws, light, sound, heat, and quantum mechanics.
What you can learn.
- Integrate knowledge from physics with other disciplines
- Comprehend scientific literature relevant to physics
- Develop strong physical reasoning and problem solving skills
About this course:This course covers planetary motion; Newton's laws; gravitation, electricity, and magnetism; wave motion, light, sound, and heat; relativity; quantum mechanics; atoms; subatomic particles; and the development of physical ideas in their cultural and historical perspective. Transferable for UC credit.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Fulfills in part the UCLA General Education requirement for Physical Sciences. Not open for credit to students with credit for Physics 6A, 5A or equivalent mechanics courses.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 8, 2020. Internet access required.