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
Spring 201943548PHYS:1TR8:00am - 9:25amS. Nichols60-1503
TR9:45am - 11:10amS. Nichols60-1503
Spring 201943569PHYS:1TR11:30am - 12:55pmK. Han60-1503
TR1:15pm - 2:40pmK. Han60-1503
Spring 201943945PHYS:1MW7:00pm - 8:25pm60-1503
MW8:45pm - 10:10pm60-1503

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
Spring 201943519PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amV. Tatoian60-1620
MW9:45am - 11:10amV. Tatoian60-1620
Spring 201943520PHYS:2AGTR8:00am - 9:25amK. Cheung60-1620
TR9:45am - 11:10amK. Cheung60-1620
Spring 201943521PHYS:2AGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmO. Tripathi60-1503
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmO. Tripathi60-1503
Spring 201943534PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmV. Tatoian60-1620
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmV. Tatoian60-1620
Spring 201943535PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pmV. Lockett Ruiz60-1620
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmV. Lockett Ruiz60-1620
Spring 201943536PHYS:2AGTR7:00pm - 8:25pmC. Scott60-1620
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmC. Scott60-1620
Spring 201943537PHYS:2AGMW7:00pm - 8:25pm60-1620
MW8:45pm - 10:10pm60-1620
Spring 201943550PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pm60-1503
TR5:15pm - 6:40pm60-1503
Spring 201943551PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Lancaster60-1620
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. Lancaster60-1620
Spring 201943556PHYS:2AGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmM. Rickard60-1620
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmM. Rickard60-1620
Spring 201943568PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmP. Halverson60-1503
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmP. Halverson60-1503
Spring 201943946PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amS. Takemae60-1503
MW9:45am - 11:10amS. Takemae60-1503

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
Spring 201943549PHYS:2BGMW6:30pm - 7:55pm11-2304
MW8:15pm - 9:40pm11-2304
Spring 201943947PHYS:2BGT8:00am - 11:10amM. Rickard11-2304
R8:00am - 11:10amM. Rickard11-2304

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
Spring 201943526PHYS:4AMWF8:30am - 9:45amP. Wolf60-1628
MWF10:00am - 11:05amP. Wolf60-1628
Spring 201943527PHYS:4ATR8:00am - 9:25amK. Schnurbusch60-1628
TR9:45am - 11:50amK. Schnurbusch60-1628
Spring 201943538PHYS:4ATR6:20pm - 8:25pmM. Heyrat60-1628
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmM. Heyrat60-1628
Spring 201943545PHYS:4ATR1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Schnurbusch60-1628
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Schnurbusch60-1628
Spring 201943555PHYS:4AMW1:00pm - 3:05pmS. Nichols60-1628
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmS. Nichols60-1628
Spring 201944687PHYS:4AMW6:20pm - 8:25pmB. Carter60-1628
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmB. Carter60-1628

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
Spring 201943523PHYS:4BMW1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Schnurbusch60-1506
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Schnurbusch60-1506
Spring 201943524PHYS:4BTR6:20pm - 8:25pmH. Crogman60-1506
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmH. Crogman60-1506
Spring 201943546PHYS:4BTR7:30am - 9:35amV. Tatoian60-1506
TR9:55am - 11:20amV. Tatoian60-1506
Spring 201943948PHYS:4BMW6:20pm - 8:25pm60-1506
MW8:45pm - 10:10pm60-1506
Spring 201943949PHYS:4BMW8:00am - 10:05am60-1506
MW10:25am - 11:50am60-1506

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
Spring 201943558PHYS:4CTR1:00pm - 3:05pmJ. Mersel60-1506
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmJ. Mersel60-1506

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.

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943559PHYS:6BMWF8:30am - 9:45amM. Rickard11-2304
MWF10:00am - 11:05amM. Rickard11-2304

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943573PHYS:99F1:00pm - 1:50pmNotEntered-XXXX
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