Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1  Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 100

Discovery of concepts of physics by working through guided activities in a workshop style. Topics include light and geometrical optics, electricity and DC circuits, magnetism, linear and rotational motion, forces, momentum, energy, harmonic motion and waves.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730326PHYS:1MTWR9:00am - 11:05amP. Wolf60-1503
MTWR11:30am - 1:35pmP. Wolf60-1503

PHYS 2AG  General Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 105)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: MATH 150

The basic principles of physics. Includes theory, applications, laboratory, and problem solving in mechanics, heat, fluids, and wave motion.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730337PHYS:2AGMW7:30am - 11:45amV. Tatoian60-1620
TR7:30am - 11:45amV. Tatoian60-1620
Winter 201730339PHYS:2AGMTWR8:00am - 10:05amD. Anderson60-1628
MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmD. Anderson60-1628
Winter 201730340PHYS:2AGMW1:20pm - 5:35pmM. Rickard60-1628
TR1:20pm - 5:35pmM. Rickard60-1628

PHYS 2BG  General Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 110)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG or equivalent

Continuation of Physics 2AG. Includes electricity and magnetism (including DC and AC circuits,) geometrical and physical optics, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics. Laboratory includes use of computers to analyze data and simulate electric circuits.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730338PHYS:2BGMTWR8:00am - 10:05amK. Schnurbusch11-2304
MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmK. Schnurbusch11-2304

PHYS 4A  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 205)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG
Corequisite: MATH 181 (May have been taken previously)

Calculus-based course. Studies linear and rotational motion, forces, momentum, work, energy, oscillations, gravitation and waves. Includes laboratory experience with significant use of computers for data acquisition and analysis.

PHYS 4B  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHYS 4A
Corequisite: MATH 280 (May have been taken previously)

Calculus-based course covering heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, electromagnetism (including DC and AC circuits,) and Maxwell's equations. Laboratory includes significant use of computers for data acquisition, analysis and simulation. Continuation of Physics 4A.

PHYS 4C  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 215)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHYS 4B

Calculus-based course covering fluids, sound, electromagnetic waves, relativity, and modern physics. Continuation of Physics 4A and 4B.

PHYS 6A  General Physics with Calculus

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: MATH 180

First semester of a two-semester calculus-based physics course for life science majors. Includes statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's laws of motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, wave motion, heat and sound, introduction to hydrostatics and hydrodynamics with an emphasis on life science topics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730341PHYS:6AMTWR1:20pm - 3:25pm60-1620
MTWR3:50pm - 6:20pm60-1620

PHYS 6B  General Physics with Calculus

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 71   Lab: 48
Prerequisite: PHYS 6A

Second semester of the calculus based physics course for life science majors. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics with an emphasis on life science applications.

PHYS 99  Special Projects in Physics

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Corequisite: PHYS 1 or PHYS 2AG or PHYS 4A (May have been taken previously)

In order to offer selected students recognition for their academic interests and ability, and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Student must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class. Field trips may be required as part of this course

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