Course Description

Introductory Physics I, PHYS 6A

Enrollment and waitlists for Fall Quarter 2019 are CLOSED.

Elementary mechanics. Vectors, Newton's laws, inverse square force laws, work and energy, conservation of momentum and energy, and oscillations.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Physics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH.

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: UCI Physics 3A

UC Los Angeles:
Course Equivalence: PHYSICS 5A

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
Course Equivalence: UCR PHYS 002A

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Revelle - Physics or one course towards Natural Science; TMC Physics Natural Science; Sixth - Analytical Methodologies; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Sciences theme in "Chemistry, Physics, and the Environment"; ERC - 1 natural science, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Natural Sciences and Engineering;
Course Equivalence: UCSD PHYS 1A

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Mathematics, Science, and Technology and Quantitative Relationships

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: MF, IN, Q.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 11A or 19A or 20A or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 15A. Concurrent enrollment in course 6L required.

More About The Course

Discussion sections will be held online using the online video conferencing service Zoom. When the term starts, each student enrolled in the class must select a discussion section with a maximum enrollment of 35 students per section. To select a discussion section, you must log into the LMS then click the item “People” in the left sidebar, then click “Groups.” Choose one of the sections with less than 35 students and join it.

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Course Creators

Onuttom Narayan
Since its inception, modern condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics has dealt almost exclusively with the study of systems in thermal equilibrium. However many interesting and qualitatively different phenomena occur only in systems that are not in equilibrium. This is what Professor Narayan's research focuses on. Since its inception, modern condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics has dealt almost exclusively with the study of systems in thermal equilibrium. However many interesting and qualitatively different phenomena occur only in systems that are  not  in equilibrium. This is what Professor Narayan's research focuses on.
Joshua Deutsch

Joshua Deutsch is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He got his undergraduate B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (1978) and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1983). After that he had postdoctoral positions at Cambridge and at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara. In 1986 he moved to U.C. Santa Cruz where he has been ever since.

Deutsch's research has spanned a large number of areas: statics and dynamics of polymers, topological constraints in polymers, electrophoresis of DNA, general non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, quantum dissipation, polymers in turbulent flow, passive scalar fields, scaling properties of stochastic differential equations, multifractal statistics, foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, quantum simulation techniques, protein folding, drug design, cancer diagnosis using microarrays, dynamics of magnetic systems, anomalous one dimensional heat conduction, polymers in a vacuum, ooplasmic streaming in drosophila oocytes, photomechanical energy conversion, the role of non-coding RNA in genetic networks, and extreme quantum fluctuations. He uses his knowledge of different areas to make connections to new areas that have not been made before.

Joshua Deutsch is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He got his undergraduate B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (1978) and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1983). After that he had postdoctoral positions at Cambridge and at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara. In 1986 he moved to U.C. Santa Cruz where he has been ever ...

Joshua Deutsch is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He got his undergraduate B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (1978) and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1983). After that he had postdoctoral positions at Cambridge and at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara. In 1986 he moved to U.C. Santa Cruz where he has been ever since.

Deutsch's research has spanned a large number of areas: statics and dynamics of polymers, topological constraints in polymers, electrophoresis of DNA, general non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, quantum dissipation, polymers in turbulent flow, passive scalar fields, scaling properties of stochastic differential equations, multifractal statistics, foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, quantum simulation techniques, protein folding, drug design, cancer diagnosis using microarrays, dynamics of magnetic systems, anomalous one dimensional heat conduction, polymers in a vacuum, ooplasmic streaming in drosophila oocytes, photomechanical energy conversion, the role of non-coding RNA in genetic networks, and extreme quantum fluctuations. He uses his knowledge of different areas to make connections to new areas that have not been made before.


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