Spring 2010 Class Schedule (FLC)



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PHYS 350    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 335 or a high school course in trigonometry or equivalent. This standard prerequisite has been validated based upon equivalent courses at CSU Sacramento, CSU Chico and CSU Bakersfield. Upon entering this course, the student should be able to: 1. Apply and perform calculations of angles using units of degrees and radians. 2. Evaluate and calculate trigonometric functions. 3. Solve equations involving trigonometric identities. 4. Solve quadratic equations. 5. Solve systems of equations. 6. Analyze and solve equations involving exponential and logarithmic functions. 7. Graph data in a Cartesian coordinate system and calculate slope and intercept of linear functions.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course, the first semester of General Physics, is a transferable course required for life science, liberal studies and other students and may also be taken for general education credit. Material covered will include classical mechanics (including kinematics, statics, dynamics, Newton's laws, energy and momentum conservation, rigid body motion and oscillatory motion), fluid mechanics, mechanical waves (including sound), and thermodynamics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Kroencke           FLC MAIN FL2 208         18355 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Hale               FLC MAIN FL2 208           


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
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 my 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        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Monday             FLC MAIN FL2 208         17691 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB S.Monday             FLC MAIN FL2 208           


PHYS 411    Mechanics of Solids and Fluids    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 401.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines the fundamentals of mechanics: vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws, vibrations, conservation principles, fluids, and gravitation and is recommended for students studying engineering, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, and mathematics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Hale               FLC MAIN FL2 208         17695 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB S.Randall            FLC MAIN FL2 208           


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
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
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Hale               FLC MAIN FL2 207         18649 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB S.Randall            FLC MAIN FL2 208           

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: April 30, 2010