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 202121220PHYS:1MW8:00am - 9:25amM. Rickard60-1503
MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Rickard60-1503
Fall 202121221PHYS:1TR8:00am - 9:25am60-XXXX
TR9:45am - 11:10am60-XXXX
Fall 202121231PHYS:1MW7:00pm - 8:25pmK. Han60-1503
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmK. Han60-1503
Fall 202123010PHYS:1MW12:00pm - 1:25pmM. Rickard60-1503
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmM. Rickard60-1503
Fall 202123545PHYS:1TR3:30pm - 4:55pmA. Rivera Torres60-1503
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmA. Rivera Torres60-1503
Fall 202123995PHYS:1TR8:00am - 9:25amM. Rickard60-1503
TR9:45am - 11:10amM. Rickard60-1503

PHYS 2AG  General Physics

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

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 202121357PHYS:2AGTR8:00am - 9:25amS. Nichols60-1620
TR9:45am - 11:10amS. Nichols60-1620
Fall 202121360PHYS:2AGMW12:00pm - 1:25pmS. Nichols60-1620
MW1:45pm - 3:10pmS. Nichols60-1620
Fall 202121362PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmJ. Miller60-1620
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmJ. Miller60-1620
Fall 202121364PHYS:2AGMW7:00pm - 8:20pmW. Baxter60-1620
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmW. Baxter60-1620
Fall 202121368PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmO. Tripathi60-1620
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmO. Tripathi60-1620
Fall 202121370PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pmE. Cabrera60-1620
TR5:15pm - 6:40pmE. Cabrera60-1620
Fall 202121372PHYS:2AGTR7:00pm - 8:25pmC. Scott60-1620
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmC. Scott60-1620
Fall 202121377PHYS:2AGTR12:00pm - 1:25pmN. Godfrey60-1503
TR1:45pm - 3:10pmN. Godfrey60-1503
Fall 202121379PHYS:2AGTR3:30pm - 4:55pm60-XXXX
TR5:15pm - 6:40pm60-XXXX
Fall 202121381PHYS:2AGTR7:00pm - 8:25pmC. Nouri60-1503
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmC. Nouri60-1503
Fall 202123561PHYS:2AGMW8:00am - 9:25amM. Mason60-1620
MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Mason60-1620
Fall 202123562PHYS:2AGMW3:30pm - 4:55pmP. Halverson60-1503
MW5:15pm - 6:40pmP. Halverson60-1503
Fall 202123563PHYS:2AGTR8:00am - 9:25amNotEntered-XXXX
TR9:45am - 11:10amNotEntered-XXXX

PHYS 2BG  General Physics

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

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 202121386PHYS:2BGMW8:00am - 9:25amJ. Cabrera11-2304
MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Cabrera11-2304
Fall 202121388PHYS:2BGTR7:00pm - 8:25pm11-2304
TR8:45pm - 10:10pm11-2304

PHYS 4A  Engineering Physics

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

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 202121399PHYS:4AMW1:00pm - 3:05pmC. Green60-1628
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmC. Green60-1628
Fall 202121401PHYS:4AMW6:20pm - 8:25pmB. Carter60-1628
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmB. Carter60-1628
Fall 202121535PHYS:4ATR9:45am - 11:50amK. Schnurbusch60-1628
TR8:00am - 9:25amK. Schnurbusch60-1628
Fall 202121543PHYS:4ATR1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Cheung60-1628
TR3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Cheung60-1628
Fall 202121544PHYS:4ATR5:30pm - 7:35pm60-XXXX
TR7:55pm - 9:20pm60-XXXX
Fall 202121546PHYS:4AMWF8:30am - 9:45amP. Wolf60-1628
MWF10:00am - 11:05amP. Wolf60-1628
Fall 202123564PHYS:4ATR6:20pm - 8:25pmA. Maxham60-1628
TR8:45pm - 10:10pmA. Maxham60-1628

PHYS 4B  Engineering Physics

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

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 202121548PHYS:4BMW1:00pm - 3:05pmK. Schnurbusch60-1506
MW3:25pm - 4:50pmK. Schnurbusch60-1506
Fall 202121552PHYS:4BMW6:20pm - 8:25pmP. Haitkin60-1506
MW8:45pm - 10:10pmP. Haitkin60-1506
Fall 202121555PHYS:4BMW9:45am - 11:50amK. Schnurbusch60-1506
MW8:00am - 9:25amK. Schnurbusch60-1506
Fall 202121558PHYS:4BTR9:45am - 11:50am60-1506
TR8:00am - 9:25am60-1506

PHYS 4C  Engineering Physics

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

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 202121563PHYS:4CTR1:30pm - 3:35pm60-1506
TR3:55pm - 5:20pm60-1506

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

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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