# Fall 2012 Class Schedule (CRC)

*Prerequisite:*None.

*General Education:*AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*54 hours LEC

*Description:*This course provides a conceptual overview of Newtonian and modern physics for non-science and science students alike. The conceptual or non-mathematical approach to physics is tied to the student's personal experience in the everyday world, so that the student learns to see physics not as a classroom or laboratory activity, but as a part of his or her surroundings. The class is open to all students with no previous physics course.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

MW 02:10PM-03:30PM LEC M.Strong CRC MAIN SCI 110 14060 Textbook

**PHYS 350 General Physics 4 Units**

*Prerequisite:*MATH 335 or a high school course in trigonometry with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent.

*General Education:*AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

*Description:*This course, the first semester of General Physics, is a transferable course required for life science, liberal studies and other students and may also be taken for general education credit. Materials covered will include classical mechanics (including kinematics, statics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, energy and momentum conservation, rigid body motion and oscillatory motion), fluid mechanics, mechanical waves (including sound), and thermodynamics.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

MW 01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 106

Th 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309 14059 Textbook

F 09:00AM-12:05PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309 14306 Textbook

Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.

**PHYS 370 Introductory Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics 5 Units**

*Prerequisite:*MATH 350 with a grade of "C" or better

*General Education:*AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

*Description:*This course, the first semester of the Introductory Physics sequence, is designed for students transferring to programs which require two semesters of calculus-based physics such as some life science and architecture programs. Material covered will include classical mechanics (kinematics, statics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, work, conservation of mechanical energy and momentum, rotations and oscillations), fluid mechanics, mechanical waves including sound, and thermodynamics. Basic calculus skills will be assumed in the derivation and application of physical principles.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

MW 01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez TBA TBA

TBA TBA LEC E.Lopez CRC MAIN Online

Th 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309 14422 Textbook

F 09:00AM-12:05PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309 14423 Textbook

Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.

This class has a 50 minute per week online component. Some course material and homework will be available online only. Students must have access to the Internet and an e-mail address. **The lecture meets in SCI-106.**

**PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4 Units**

*Prerequisite:*MATH 400 with a grade of "C" or better

*General Education:*AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

*Description:*The course examines the fundamentals of mechanics: vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws, vibrations, conservation principles, fluids, and gravitation. This course is recommended for students studying engineering, physics, chemistry, architecture, and mathematics.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

MW 10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Lawlor CRC MAIN LRC 104

T 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14037 Textbook

T 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14039 Textbook

Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.

Th 06:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309 14044 Textbook

T 06:00PM-09:05PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 309

**PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism 4 Units**

*Prerequisite:*MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

*General Education:*IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

*Description:*This course examines the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism: electric and magnetic fields and forces, electric potentials, capacitors and dielectrics, DC and AC circuits, inductance, magnetic materials, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and the operation of general electrical circuit measuring devices including multimeters and oscilloscopes. This is the second course (although Physics 421 and 431 may be taken in either order) of the calculus-based physics sequence for physical science, engineering, and computer science majors.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

MW 09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 306 14052 Textbook

Th 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 306

**PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics 4 Units**

*Prerequisite:*MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

*General Education:*IGETC Area 5A

*Course Transferable to UC/CSU*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*Hours:*54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

*Description:*This course examines the fundamentals of thermodynamics, waves and modern physics: temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, sound, light reflection and refractions, interference and diffraction phenomena, optics, lasers, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics.

*Schedule: ***Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20**

M 07:15PM-10:20PM LEC I.Neumann CRC MAIN SCI 309 14056 Textbook

W 07:15PM-10:20PM LAB I.Neumann CRC MAIN SCI 309

Updated: January 22, 2013