2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Matter and Motion


Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

David McAvity mathematics, physics , Rebecca Sunderman (F,W) physical and inorganic chemistry
Fields of Study
chemistry, mathematics and physics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medical fields, physics and teaching.

Careful observation of the natural world reveals an underlying order, which scientists try to understand and explain through model building and experimentation. Physical scientists seek to reveal the fundamental nature of matter, its composition, and its interactions. This program lays the foundation for doing this work. Students will study a full year of general chemistry, calculus and calculus-based physics through lectures, small group workshops, labs, seminars and field trips. The material will be closely integrated thematically. In fall the focus will be on motion and energetics. In winter we'll explore the interactions of science, technology and society. Spring quarter will further delve into topics in modern physics and mathematical modeling.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
Fall $110 for museum entrance fees and supplies; Winter $75  for museum entrance fees and project supplies; Spring $65 for conference registration and project supplies.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
September 29th, 2011 An increase of $35 has been added to fall fees.
April 25th, 2011 A prerequisite of precalculus has been added.