The Accelerated Math Physics Program

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An integrated calculus and physics course is offered during the summer (late July through late August) for selected members of our entering freshman class who have demonstrated outstanding ability in mathematics and physics having taken a year of college level calculus during high school and one year of high school physics. Participants are expected to have scored at least 700 on the mathematics portion of the SAT or 31 on the mathematics portion of the ACT. Students, who have a 700 Math Score or 680 math/700 critical reading or better on the SAT, or a 30 mathematics score and at least a 31 English score on the ACT have also been admitted to the program. Participants who successfully complete the Accelerated Math Physics

Program will earn credit for

  • MA113
  • PH111
  • PH112

In addition, students selected for the
program are expected to have the ability
to place out of

  • MA111
  • MA112

They will start the Fall quarter effectively
as
sophomores having credit for

  • MA111
  • MA112
  • MA113
  • PH111
  • PH112
"Through it, I was able to discover some of my own strengths and weaknesses before entering college. While the program was intense, it provided a great learning environment because it was highly team-oriented. Above all, the most valuable aspect of [the program] was the group of friends that I made. My best friends at Rose are my AMP friends, and I wouldn't have it any other way."
 - Chris Lippelt AMP Class 2013

Admission to the Accelerated Math Physics program is competitive.  Interested students should contact the Directors of the Program, Professor Ditteon and Professor Finn, about applying and their application status.

Course Description

The Accelerated Math Physics Program Includes Calculus III (MA113), Physics I (PH111), Physics II (PH112) 12R-3L-13C

Pre-Requisite: One year of college level calculus (BC Calculus or equivalent), one year of high school physics.
Other Requirements: At least a 700 Math Score or 680 math/700 critical reading or better on the SAT (31 Math or 30 Math/31 English ACT score), and approval by the Accelerated Math Physics Program Selection Committee.

Electroscope

A 5-week intensive immersion into calculus and physics which covers the equivalent of Calculus III, and Physics I, II. Taught only to incoming freshman who have demonstrated outstanding ability in both calculus and physics. Review of single variable calculus, both differential calculus and integral calculus, as needed. Covers from MA113: vectors and parametric equations in three dimensions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, maxima and minima of functions of several variables, multiple integrals, and other coordinate systems with applications of vectors, parametric equations, partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Covers from PH111, PH112: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, Coulomb's law, Lorentz force law, conservation of energy and momentum, torque and angular momentum, oscillations, one-dimensional waves, electric fields and potentials, electric current and resistance, DC circuits, capacitance, with relevant laboratory experiments.