Spring 2014 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
MW        02:30PM-05:45PM LEC M.Strong             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14142 
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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. (C-ID PHYS 100S; C-ID PHYS 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 308           
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14491 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14492 Textbook
Lecture meets in SCI-308 and Lab meets in SCI-309.
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. (C-ID PHYS 100S; C-ID PHYS 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
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         14494 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14495 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Lecture meets in SCI-308 and Lab meets in SCI-309.
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 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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 110           
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14127 
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T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14129 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 A.Greer              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14132 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB A.Greer              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. (C-ID PHYS 200S; C-ID PHYS 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14138 
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Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306           
 

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Eiteneer           CRC MAIN SCI 306         14496 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB D.Eiteneer           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. (C-ID PHYS 200S; C-ID PHYS 215)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306         14140 
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T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306           

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: August 28, 2014