PHYSICS 7E Classical Physics (2016-2017)

PHYSICS 7E Classical Physics

(Required for AE, BME, BMEP, CpE, EE, ME and MSE. Selected Elective for CE.)
Catalog Data:

PHYSICS 7E Classical Physics (Credit Units: 4) Fluids; oscillations; waves; and optics. Prerequisite: (PHYSICS 7B or PHYSICS 7C) and MATH 2B. Physics majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Required-Sears and Zemansky, University Physics, Custom Edition for UCI Physics 7E (based on Young and Freedman)

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Oscillations
  • Wave Motion
  • Sound Waves
  • Superposition of waves and Standing waves
  • Light and Optics
  • Intereference of Light Waves
  • Diffreaction and Polarization
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Quizzes/homework: 20%
  • Midterm(s): 30%
  • Final: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
July 4, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Winter Qtr