Statics and dynamics of forces, motion, energy, including thermal energy, with applications to biological and biochemical systems.
Course OutlineThis is the first course in pre-medical physics sequence, which discusses the statics and dynamics of forces, motion 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.