Physics 001 is a two-quarter sequence requiring some mathematics (trigonometry). Either 001A alone or both quarters may be taken. The sequence is not intended to satisfy entrance requirements of a year of physics for professional schools, but will satisfy requirements of 3 or 6 units of physics.
Physics 007 is a one-year (three-quarter) introductory physics course with laboratory intended for students majoring in the biological sciences. It has a calculus prerequisite. If you don't want a full year of introductory physics, you should take one or two quarters of Physics 1 instead. Read the following information carefully if you are using Physics 007 to complete an introductory course you have already begun.
The sequence of material in Physics 007 is different from that in most traditionally taught introductory physics courses. Physics 007B is most like the first quarter or semester of traditionally taught courses which treat classical mechanics. Physics 007C is most like the last quarter or semester which, in traditionally taught courses, treats optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. The content and sequence of Physics 007A is unlike that of most other traditionally taught courses.
If you have completed one introductory quarter or semester of a traditionally taught physics course and want to continue with Physics 007, you should first take (and will receive full credit for) Physics 007A. Then, either skip 007B, but self-study the last three weeks of material, or take 007B and receive reduced credit. Finally, take 007C for full credit.
If you have taken two quarters of a year-long introductory physics course and have not had extensive work in optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics, you should take Physics 007C. In no case should you take Physics 007B without first taking Physics 007A. All other situations should be discussed directly with a Physics 007 instructor.
Students not intending to take the entire sequence should instead take Physics 001.
Physics 009 is a four-quarter sequence using calculus throughout and including laboratory work as an integral component. The course is primarily for students in the physical sciences and engineering.
Physics 009H is a five-quarter honors physics sequence, which may be taken instead of Physics 009. It is intended primarily for first-year students with a strong interest in physics and with advanced placement in mathematics to Mathematics 021B. Students who plan to major in physics, and also motivated non-majors, should take Physics 009H instead of Physics 009 if they are ready to begin Mathematics 021B in fall quarter. In course requirements and prerequisites, Physics 009HA-009HE can be substituted for Physics 009A-009D. Students may not switch between the 009H and 009 series beyond 009HA or 009A.
Physics 010 is primarily a concept-oriented one-quarter lecture/discussion course requiring relatively little mathematical background.Courses in PHY: