Matter and Motion

Fall 2018
Winter 2019
Spring 2019
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 50
16 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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This yearlong program is a rigorous introduction to the knowledge and skills students need to continue their studies in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the natural sciences. We will cover key concepts in university physics, general chemistry, and calculus.

Modern science has been remarkably successful in providing understanding of how natural systems behave. Such disparate phenomena as the workings of cell phones, the ways in which we detect supermassive black holes in the galactic core, the use of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of disease, the effects of global carbon dioxide levels on shellfish growth, and the design of batteries for electric cars, are all linked at a deeply fundamental level. This program will introduce you to the theory and practice of the science behind these and other phenomena, while providing the solid academic background in mathematics, chemistry, and physics necessary for advanced study in those fields as well as for engineering, medicine, and biology.

There will be a strong laboratory focus during which we will explore the nature of chemical and physical systems in a highly collaborative environment. The key to success in the program will depend on commitment to work, learning, and collaboration.

The work will be intensive and challenging, but the material exciting; students should expect to spend at least 50 hours a week engaged with assignments and material during and outside of class. During fall we will focus on skill building in the laboratory and acquiring the basic tools in chemistry, physics, and calculus. By winter quarter students will increase their ability to integrate disciplines, moving between established models and experimental data to ask and seek answers to their own questions. A spring quarter component will be a library or laboratory research project and presentation of their findings to the public, allowing students to share their knowledge with a broad audience.

Credit equivalencies for the program include calculus (I, II, and III), general chemistry with laboratory, and university physics with laboratory.

Registration

Enrollment Conditions

New students accepted in winter and spring with signature. Students must complete all final exams from previous quarter(s) and successfully demonstrate mastery of the material covered. Please contact faculty (bobegedd@evergreen.edu) for additional information.

Prerequisites

Students must pass an admission test that will be based on their knowledge of pre-calculus. A sample test will be emailed to all students who are registered for the program by late summer. Students must be prepared to begin learning calculus on the first day of class.

Fall 2018 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16): 10062
So - Sr (16): 10065
Fr - Sr (1 - 16): 10066
Winter 2019 Registration

Signature Required

Students must complete all final exams from fall quarter and successfully demonstrate mastery of the material covered. Please contact faculty (bobegedd@evergreen.edu) for additional information.

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16): 20021
So - Sr (16): 20022
Fr - Sr (1 - 16): 20023
Spring 2019 Registration

Signature Required

Students must complete all final exams from winter quarter and successfully demonstrate mastery of the material covered. Please contact faculty (bobegedd@evergreen.edu) for additional information.

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16): 30010
So - Sr (16): 30011
Fr - Sr (1 - 16): 30012

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

chemistry, physics, mathematics,  engineering, environmental science, medicine and health-care fields, and teaching.

Credits
16
Variable Credit Options

Students who have already completed some portion of the program (e.g. chemistry) will be allowed to take other portions of the program (e.g. calculus and physics). For fall quarter there will be variable credit options in Calculus (4), Chemistry (6), and Physics (6). Contact the faculty for more information.

Maximum Enrollment
50
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

Spring: $15 Conference Registration Fee (only applies to students taking the Chemistry component)

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person (F)
In Person (W)
In Person (S)
Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Purce Hall 5 - Classroom
Location
Olympia
May be offered again in
<p>2019/20</p>

Revisions

Date Revision
2019-03-15 $15 fee added for Spring quarter