# Spring 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: ***Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10**

MW 02:30PM-05:45PM LEC I.Neumann CRC MAIN SCI 306 14510 Textbook

**This class is designed for students in the Ford ASSET 21 Program and it is open to all students.**

**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 14-May 16**

MW 01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 308

F 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14960 Textbook

Th 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14961 Textbook

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

**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*

*See UC Limitations & Counselor*

*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 14-May 16**

MW 01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor TBA TBA

TBA TBA LEC M.Lawlor CRC MAIN Online

F 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14963 Textbook

Th 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14964 Textbook

**Hybrid class**

This class meets in room SCI-308.

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 and an e-mail address.

Two labs are associated with the Monday and 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 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 14-May 16**

MW 09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 110

T 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14487 Textbook

T 01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor CRC MAIN SCI 309 14491 Textbook

Two labs are associated with the Monday and Wednesday 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 SCI 309 14496 Textbook

T 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

*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 14-May 16**

MW 10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 306 14504 Textbook

Th 08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 306

W 07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Neumann CRC MAIN SCI 306 14965 Textbook

M 07:00PM-10:15PM LAB I.Neumann 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

*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 14-May 16**

TTh 01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 306 14508 Textbook

F 09:00AM-12:05PM LAB E.Lopez CRC MAIN SCI 306

Updated: March 16, 2012