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PHYSCS 6, General Physics   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 2.

This course is an algebra-based study of the mechanics of solids and liquids, elastic properties of matter, heat and sound. See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

1512   1:30p-5:45p MTWTh   SCI 101   Paik S T

PHYSCS 8, General Physics with Calculus   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 7.

This course is a calculus-based study of the mechanics of solids and liquids, elastic properties of matter, heat, and wave motion.

1513   8:00a-1:05p MTWTh   SCI 101   Afrasiabi J

PHYSCS 14, Introductory Physics with Laboratory    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Science, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None.

Physics 14 is recommended for students who have not had high school physics but are planning to take Physics.

This course is similar to Physics 12 in content and difficulty level, but with a laboratory session added to enhance the learning experience. Physics 14 is designed for the student who is interested in a more conceptual and less mathematical approach to physics. It is a survey course introducing the topics of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics. The emphasis will be on developing conceptual understanding of the laws of nature through hands-on experiences, laboratory experiments, and computer interactions, in addition to lectures and demonstrations. Maximum credit for Physics 12 and 14 combined is 4 units. High School math recommended.

1514   8:30a-12:45p MTWTh   SCI 122   Morse P A

PHYSCS 21, Mechanics with Lab    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + Lab) • Prerequisite: Math 7.

*Formerly Physics 1.

This course is a calculus-based study of the mechanics of rigid bodies, emphasizing Newton’s laws and its applications. This course includes an introduction to fluids. It is designed for engineering, physical science, and computer science majors.

1515   8:00a-2:00p MTWTh   SCI 106   Gamble B K

1516   1:00p-7:00p MTWTh   SCI 122   Said A

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