Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1  Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: Completion of Math 71 or the equivalent

Discovery of concepts of physics 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, waves, and nuclear and atomic physics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202023373PHYS:1TR8:00am - 9:25amS. NicholsONLINE-XXXX
TR9:45am - 11:10amS. NicholsONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023376PHYS:1MW12:00pm - 1:25pmP. WolfONLINE-XXXX
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmP. WolfONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023377PHYS:1MW7:00pm - 8:25pmK. HanONLINE-XXXX
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmK. HanONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202026144PHYS:1TR1:45pm - 3:10pmONLINE-XXXX
TR3:30pm - 4:55pmONLINE-XXXX

PHYS 2AG  General Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 105)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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
Fall 202023379PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
MW9:45am - 11:10amM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023380PHYS:2AGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023381PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023386PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmC. GreenONLINE-XXXX
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmC. GreenONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023388PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pmM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023389PHYS:2AGTR7:00pm - 8:25pmC. ScottONLINE-XXXX
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmC. ScottONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023392PHYS:2AGMW7:00pm - 8:25pmX. Talbot ThiebauxONLINE-XXXX
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmX. Talbot ThiebauxONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023393PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amONLINE-XXXX
MW9:45am - 11:10amONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023394PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmS. TakemaeONLINE-XXXX
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmS. TakemaeONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023395PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmP. HalversonONLINE-XXXX
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmP. HalversonONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023396PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pmE. CabreraONLINE-XXXX
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmE. CabreraONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023397PHYS:2AGTR8:00am - 9:25amM. HammouriONLINE-XXXX
TR9:45am - 11:10amM. HammouriONLINE-XXXX

PHYS 2BG  General Physics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 110)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG or equivalent

Continuation of Physics 2AG. Includes electricity and magnetism, including direct current (DC) and alternating current (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
Fall 202023398PHYS:2BGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmV. Lockett RuizONLINE-XXXX
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmV. Lockett RuizONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023399PHYS:2BGTR6:30pm - 7:55pmO. TripathiONLINE-XXXX
TR8:15pm - 9:40pmO. TripathiONLINE-XXXX

PHYS 4A  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 205)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202023401PHYS:4AMW9:45am - 11:50amK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX
MW8:00am - 9:25amK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023402PHYS:4AMW1:00pm - 3:05pmK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023403PHYS:4AMW6:20pm - 8:25pmB. CarterONLINE-XXXX
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmB. CarterONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023404PHYS:4ATR9:45am - 11:50amK. CheungONLINE-XXXX
TR8:00am - 9:25amK. CheungONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023405PHYS:4ATR1:00pm - 3:05pmN. GodfreyONLINE-XXXX
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmN. GodfreyONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023406PHYS:4ATR5:30pm - 7:35pmR. SivronONLINE-XXXX
TR7:55pm - 9:20pmR. SivronONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202026196PHYS:4ATR5:30pm - 7:35pmONLINE-XXXX
TR7:55pm - 9:20pmONLINE-XXXX

PHYS 4B  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 210)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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 direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, and Maxwell's equations. Laboratory includes significant use of computers for data acquisition, analysis, and simulation. Continuation of Physics 4A.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202023408PHYS:4BMW1:00pm - 3:05pmM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmM. RickardONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023409PHYS:4BTR6:20pm - 8:25pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmJ. MillerONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023410PHYS:4BMWF8:30am - 9:45amP. WolfONLINE-XXXX
MWF10:00am - 11:05amP. WolfONLINE-XXXX
Fall 202023411PHYS:4BTR9:45am - 11:50amK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX
TR8:00am - 9:25amK. SchnurbuschONLINE-XXXX

PHYS 4C  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 215)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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)
UC Credit Limitation

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.

PHYS 6B  General Physics with Calculus

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
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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