Physics
COURSE DESCRIPTION

​PHYS-001 - Introductory Physics

Physics 001 is an introductory course in physics. The course content is delivered primarily through laboratory activities, hands-on experiments and short lectures. Students are shown how physical laws work. Among the topics covered are: the physics of motions; the properties of solids, liquids, and gases; heat and thermodynamics; waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; optics.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: Math 11A, 11R, 11S, with C or better, or equivalent.
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

PHYS-002A - General Physics

This is the first of a two-semester course in general physics for students not needing calculus based physics. The course begins with basic principles: vectors, Newton's laws of motion, work, and the conservation principles of energy, momentum, elasticity, and thermodynamics.
Units: 4
Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: MATH 013, minimum grade C, or equivalent
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

PHYS-002B - General Physics

This is the second of a two-semester course in general physics for students not needing calculus based physics. In Physics 002B, the basic principles of vectors, Newton's Laws of Motion, work, and the conservation principles of energy, linear and angular momentum are applied to topics in electrodynamics, optics, and modern physics.
Units: 4
Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: PHYS 002A with C or better
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 3
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

PHYS-004A - General Physics

This is the first course in the calculus-based physics sequence for majors in math, science, and engineering. Specific topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, rotation, simple harmonic motion, universal gravitation and fluids. Practical applications of these principles are discussed. A problem solving approach emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical modeling is used.
Units: 5
Lecture Hours: 4 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: MATH 072 with C or better or equivalent
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

PHYS-004B - General Physics

This course is the second in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics or other physical sciences. The general principles of electricity and magnetism are introduced at a calculus-based level. Several technological applications of these principles are discussed. Topics include the electric field, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, DC circuits, the magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, AC circuits, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves. A problem solving approach is used, emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical modeling.
Units: 5
Lecture Hours: 4 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: PHYS 004A and MATH 073, both with C or better, or currently enrolled or equivalent.
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

PHYS-004C - General Physics

This course is the third in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and other physical sciences. Students are introduced to general principles of optics and thermodynamics at a calculus-based level. Several technological applications of these principles are discussed. Topics include waves, geometric optics, wave optics (including interference, diffraction, and polarization), heat, thermal properties of matter, thermodynamics and its laws. Optional topics include special relativity and modern physics. A problem solving approach is used, emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical modeling.
Units: 5
Lecture Hours: 4 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Prerequisite: PHYS 004A and MATH 073, both with C or better, or currently enrolled or equivalent
Corequisite: Or PHYS 004A with C or better and concurrent enrollment in MATH 073.
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS​

Faculty

 Celso Batalha
A4-111   x6570 

Duy-Phach Vu
AD-234   x6527 ​

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