UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Relevant basic concepts of mathematics and physics

Mathematics is an important part of scientific research. Engaging in this certificate course requires only a basic knowledge of arithmetics, algebra and trigonometry. Nothing complicated or beyond secondary school or A-level stage.

Certificate applicants should read and become familar with the following notes, which provide more details:


Likewise, there are a few basic concepts in physics to be applied during the course. Most of them are found in the Universe text book.

 More specific notes on physics and atoms are found in the following file (still work in progress, but worth looking at now):