United Kingdom, Cambridge

Physical Sciences **Ages 15-17**

when 2 August 2016 - 16 August 2016
duration 2 weeks

The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Peterhouse, Cambridge and select two subjects to explore in depth for the duration of the course.

The Physical Sciences is the systematic study of the inorganic world – the sphere beyond living plants and animals. Our programmeprimarily focuses on two central subjects; Chemistry and Physics and the increasingly blurred line between the two fields.

Our Physical Sciences course provides students with a broad overview of an undergraduate level physics and chemistry programme. We cover essential mathematics, classical physics, some quantum mechanics, atomic structure and the foundations of organic chemistry.

Topics include:

• Fundamentals of atomic structure
• Shape, structure and reactivity in organic chemistry
• Classical physics
• Physical processes and molecular organisation
• Mathematical methods in physics
• Newtonian and quantum mechanics
• Differential equations
• Inorganic chemistry

Course leader

All our courses are led by expert Oxbridge academics

Target group

15 - 17 year old looking for an insight into studying Physics or Chemistry at undergraduate level

Fee info

GBP 0: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.