Fall 2018 Class Schedule (CRC)



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PHYS 310    Conceptual Physics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 or 102; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
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 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 just a classroom or laboratory activity, but as a part of his or her surroundings. The class is open to students with no previous physics background.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECE.LopezCRC MAIN SCI 10614253Textbook
 

TTh11:00AM-12:20PMLECK.DowElk Grove EGA 11515171Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


PHYS 350    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 335 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
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 many life science and other majors 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. (C-ID PHYS 105; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.Lawlor TBA TBA
Th01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914252Textbook
Th08:45AM-12:05PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914410Textbook
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; IGETC Area 5C
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. (C-ID PHYS 105; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.Lawlor TBA TBA
TBATBALECM.Lawlor TBA TBA
Th01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914493Textbook
Th08:45AM-12:05PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914494Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.
The lecture portion of 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 account. The lecture meets in SCI-308.


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; IGETC Area 5C
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 of motion, work, energy, momentum, conservation principles, oscillations, fluids, and gravitation. This course is recommended for students studying the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Information Science, as well as some students studying Architecture or Mathematics. (C-ID PHYS 205; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.LawlorCRC MAIN LRC 104
T08:45AM-11:50AMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914236Textbook
T01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914238Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.

T06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 30914241Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLABM.LawlorCRC MAIN SCI 309

PHYS 421    Electricity and Magnetism    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
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, computer science and other majors. (C-ID PHYS 210; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECE.LopezCRC MAIN SCI 30614247Textbook
Th08:45AM-11:50AMLABE.LopezCRC 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: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
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. Topics include temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, sound, light reflection and refraction, interference and diffraction, optics, lasers, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. (C-ID PHYS 215; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M07:15PM-10:20PMLECE.LopezCRC MAIN SCI 30914249Textbook
W07:15PM-10:20PMLABE.LopezCRC MAIN SCI 309

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: May 23, 2018