Kristine I. Spangard, Department Coordinator
The Macalester Summer Physics Institute offers a full-year credit, algebra-based college physics course with laboratory, suitable for pre-med requirements. A limited number of on-campus housing contracts are available.
The Institute is run by Professor Sung Kyu Kim, who has taught summer physics at Macalester for more than 20 years, in addition to his duties as professor of physics during the regular academic year.
The Summer Physics Institute 2016 will run over two four-week semesters from May 31–July 22, 2016.
Course descriptions from the Macalester College Catalog
221 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I
May 31–June 24, 2016
Mechanics, heat and sound, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations. Daily lectures and help sessions, three two hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)
222 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II
June 27– July 22, 2016
Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, modern physics, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations Daily lectures and help sessions, three two-hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)
- Letter to prospective students from Professor Kim
- Detailed course description for the Summer Physics Institute 2016
- Registration form for SPI 2016
For more information, contact Professor Kim at 651-696-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.