2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Trajectories in Electromagnetism and Calculus


Spring 2013 quarter

Mario Gadea civil engineering
Fields of Study
mathematics and physics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
mathematics, physics, engineering and education.
Successful completion of one quarter of differential calculus, one quarter of integral calculus, and one quarter of classical mechanics; the fall/winter program Trajectories in Animation, Mathematics, and Physics meets these prerequisites.

The unification of electricity and magnetism and the development of calculus are among the most beautiful and elegant intellectual achievements in human history. Electromagnetism, one of the fundamental forces of nature, is vital for an understanding of phenomena ranging from life on earth to the light from stars. Calculus allows us to create accurate mathematical models that explain the world and predict the future.

This challenging program integrates mathematics and physics. In our study of mathematics, students will explore some topics typically covered at the end of a year-long calculus sequence (such as multivariable calculus and vector calculus). In our study of physics, students will learn about electric forces, fields, and energy, circuits, magnetic forces, fields, and induction, and electromagnetic waves. Students will also work on an independent project focusing on some electromagnetic phenomenon or device.

We will use lectures, on-line resources, workshops and labs to learn this material. Students will be evaluated through problem sets, participation in program activities, quizzes and exams. The work will be intensive in math and physics, and you should plan to devote an average of 30 hours per week (including class time) to this program.

Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Offered During
Day and Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 25th, 2013 This program is now offered for 12-credits with Mario Gadea. Signature is required for registration.