Spring 2010 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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Mathias            CRC MAIN L 112           19891 
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Class 19891 is an interactive television course.
Students not in classroom must phone in at beginning of class hour. Attendance number is (916) 691-7600. Testing is done on campus. For more information about interactive television classes please visit www.crc.losrios.edu/de


PHYS 360    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: PHYS 350 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: 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 second semester of General Physics, is a transferable course required for life science and other students and may also be taken for general education credit. Material covered will include classical electricity and magnetism (including electrostatics, electric fields and potential, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation), DC and AC circuits, light, geometric and wave optics, special relativity, atomic structure, quantum physics and nuclear physics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor              TBA TBA                   
F         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         21129 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         21131 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MW/Day lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.
The lecture meets in Room LRC-105.


PHYS 380    Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics    5 Units

Prerequisite: PHYS 370 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course, the second 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 electrostatics, electrical circuits and devices, magnetism, light, and modern physics (including special relativity, quantum, atomic and nuclear physics). Basic calculus skills will be assumed in the derivation and application of physical principles.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 105           
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Lawlor              TBA TBA                   
This class meets in Room LRC-105.

F         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         21135 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         21137 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MWF/Day 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 account.


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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN L 313             
T         08:15AM-11:20AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         19845 
Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         19853 Textbook
Two labs are associated with the MW/Day Lecture. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture.

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         19863 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216           


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
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. Topics include 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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216         19879 
Textbook
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN LRC 216           
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN LRC 216         21139 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN LRC 216           


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
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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN LRC 106         19887 
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F         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN LRC 216           

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2010