Fall 2012 Class Schedule (CRC)



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PHYS 310    Conceptual Physics    3 Units

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 
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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 
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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
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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 
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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 
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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           


Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 22, 2013