Spring 2013 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
MW        02:30PM-05:45PM LEC M.Strong             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14177 
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This class is designed for students in the Ford ASSET 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 19-May 22
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 308           
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14571 
Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14572 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 19-May 22
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez               TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN Online            
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14574 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14575 Textbook
Hybrid class
This class meets in room SCI-308.
This class has a 50 minute per week online component in addition to the MW lecture in SCI-308. 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.


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 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 110           
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14156 
Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14158 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 M.Asaro              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14163 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Asaro              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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14171 
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Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306           
 

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Neumann            CRC MAIN SCI 306         14576 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: 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 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306         14175 
Textbook
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306           

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: June 20, 2013