Program Faculty:

Office: Lab I, Room 2006
Address: Lab I, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505
Phone: (360) 866-6000 ext. 6620
Fax: (360) 866-6794

Office: Lab I, Room 2002
Address: Lab I, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505
Phone: (360) 866-6000 ext. 6618
Fax: (360) 866-6794

Office: Library 2216
Address: L2211, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505
Phone: (360) 866-6000 ext. 6512
Fax: (360) 866-6794

Calculus information, including homework assignments


"Matter and Motion" is a year-long introductory level science program.  This program covers introductory chemistry, introductory physics and introductory calculus. This program is designed for students with a keen desire to develop a firm background in chemistry, physics and mathematics as preparation or advanced work in the physical and biological sciences. The "Matter and Motion" program replaces traditional science laboratories with exploration sessions emphasizing modern computer-based systems for acquiring and analyzing laboratory data.  The program is intended for students with strong high school backgrounds in science and mathematics (including algebra and trigonometry).

The "Matter and Motion" program combines material from first-year physics, chemistry and calculus with solid laboratory work and a seminar on science and culture for an exciting exploration of the nature of scientific inquiry. The mathematics covered provides a foundation for the study of chemistry and physics including bonding, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.  This program is often praised by former students and educators from other colleges for its thorough and innovative approach.  The program is a lot of fun, but it is quite demanding in terms of time and requires a full-time commitment from the students.  The payoff is a solid foundation for further work in any branch of science.

Textbooks cost approximately $300 and they all need to be purchased by the second day of class.

Program is preparatory for careers and future study in chemistry, physics, biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, medical and health fields.


Credit will be awarded in chemistry with laboratory, physics with laboratory, calculus and seminar on science and culture.

Total: 48 credits (16 per quarter).  No upper division credits.

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