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
Fall 201822495PHYS:1TR8:00am - 9:25amS. Nichols60-1503
TR9:45am - 11:10amS. Nichols60-1503
Fall 201822496PHYS:1TR8:45pm - 10:10pmH. Crogman60-1503
TR7:00pm - 8:25pmH. Crogman60-1503
Fall 201822707PHYS:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pm60-XXXX
TR5:15pm - 6:40pm60-XXXX
Fall 201824282PHYS:1TR3:00pm - 4:25pmS. Nichols60-1503
TR4:45pm - 6:10pmS. Nichols60-1503

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
Fall 201822497PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amV. Tatoian60-1620
MW9:45am - 11:10amV. Tatoian60-1620
Fall 201822498PHYS:2AGTR8:00am - 9:25amM. Rickard60-1620
TR9:45am - 11:10amM. Rickard60-1620
Fall 201822499PHYS:2AGMW1:45pm - 3:10pmM. Rickard60-1620
MW12:00pm - 1:25pmM. Rickard60-1620
Fall 201822500PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmV. Tatoian60-1620
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmV. Tatoian60-1620
Fall 201822501PHYS:2AGMW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. Lancaster60-1620
MW3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Lancaster60-1620
Fall 201822502PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pmV. Lockett Ruiz60-1620
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmV. Lockett Ruiz60-1620
Fall 201822503PHYS:2AGTR7:00pm - 8:25pmC. Scott60-1620
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmC. Scott60-1620
Fall 201822522PHYS:2AGMW7:00pm - 8:25pmK. Cheung60-1620
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmK. Cheung60-1620
Fall 201822698PHYS:2AGMW5:15pm - 6:40pmNotEntered-XXXX
MW7:00pm - 8:25pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201822708PHYS:2AGMW1:15pm - 2:40pm60-1503
MW3:00pm - 4:25pm60-1503
Fall 201822865PHYS:2AGTR11:30am - 12:55pm60-XXXX
TR1:15pm - 2:40pm60-XXXX
Fall 201824414PHYS:2AGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmO. Tripathi60-1503
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmO. Tripathi60-1503
Fall 201824753PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmP. Halverson60-1503
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmP. Halverson60-1503

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 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 201822504PHYS:2BGMW8:00am - 9:25amNotEntered-XXXX
MW9:45am - 11:10amNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201822706PHYS:2BGTR6:30pm - 7:55pmA. Edwards11-2304
TR8:15pm - 9:40pmA. Edwards11-2304

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822505PHYS:4AMWF10:00am - 11:05amP. Wolf60-1628
MWF8:30am - 9:45amP. Wolf60-1628
Fall 201822506PHYS:4AMW1:00pm - 3:05pmS. Nichols60-1628
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmS. Nichols60-1628
Fall 201822507PHYS:4ATR8:00am - 9:25amM. Mason; K. Schnurbusch60-1628
TR9:45am - 11:50amM. Mason; K. Schnurbusch60-1628
Fall 201822521PHYS:4ATR1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Schnurbusch; P. Wolf60-1628
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Schnurbusch; P. Wolf60-1628
Fall 201822524PHYS:4ATR6:20pm - 8:25pmM. Heyrat60-1628
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmM. Heyrat60-1628
Fall 201822699PHYS:4AMW6:20pm - 8:25pmS. Abachi60-1628
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmS. Abachi60-1628

PHYS 4B  Engineering Physics

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHYS 210)
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 201822508PHYS:4BMW6:20pm - 8:25pmJ. Mersel60-1506
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmJ. Mersel60-1506
Fall 201822509PHYS:4BTR7:30am - 9:35amV. Tatoian60-1506
TR9:55am - 11:20amV. Tatoian60-1506
Fall 201822710PHYS:4BMW1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Schnurbusch; P. Wolf60-1506
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Schnurbusch; P. Wolf60-1506

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822510PHYS:4CTR1:00pm - 3:05pmB. Carter60-1506
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmB. Carter60-1506

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
Fall 201822702PHYS:6AMW8:00am - 10:05amM. Rickard60-1503
MW10:25am - 11:50amM. Rickard60-1503

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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