Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 106         14202 
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TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Strong             Elk Grove EGA 115        15229 Textbook
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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 308           
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14201 
Textbook
F         08:45AM-12:05PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14371 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; 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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor              TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Lawlor              TBA TBA                   
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14457 
Textbook
F         08:45AM-12:05PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14458 Textbook
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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN LRC 104           
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14185 
Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14187 Textbook
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab and the Lab code will also enroll you in the Lecture.

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14190 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Lawlor             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: 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, and computer science majors. (C-ID PHYS 210; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14196 
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: 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: 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. (C-ID PHYS 215; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M         07:15PM-10:20PM LEC A.Greer              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14198 
Textbook
W         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB A.Greer              CRC MAIN SCI 309           

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: September 19, 2017