Spring 2018 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 13-May 10
MW        02:30PM-05:45PM LEC M.Strong             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14425 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC TBA                  Elk Grove EGA 202        15492 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


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; IGETC Area 5C
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 many life science and other students. Material covered will include classical electricity and magnetism (electrostatics, electric fields and potentials, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction and electromagnetic radiation), DC and AC circuits, light, geometric and wave optics, special relativity, atomic structure, quantum physics and nuclear physics. (C-ID PHYS 110; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 308           
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14686 
Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14687 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; IGETC Area 5C
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 110; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Lawlor              TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN Online            
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 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.

Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14689 
Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14690 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; 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, Jan 13-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 308           
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14414 
Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 309         14416 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.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309           
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 309         14418 Textbook


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, Jan 13-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306         14421 
Textbook
Th        08:45AM-11:50AM LAB E.Lopez              CRC MAIN SCI 306           
 

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Greer              CRC MAIN SCI 306         14691 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB A.Greer              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, Jan 13-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306         14423 
Textbook
T         08:45AM-11:50AM LAB M.Lawlor             CRC MAIN SCI 306           

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 16, 2017