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 2020 will run over two four-week semesters from June 1–July 24, 2020.
Course descriptions from the Macalester College Catalog
221 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I
June 1–June 26, 2020
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 29–July 24, 2020
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 descriptions for the Summer Physics Institute 2020
- Registration form for the Summer Physics Institute 2020
For more information, contact Professor Kim at 651-696-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.