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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.

3099   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 157   Paik S T

   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 101   Paik S T

3100   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 157   Paik S T

   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 101   Paik S T

4436   6:45p-9:50p MW   SCI 101   Do M H

PHYSCS 7, General Physics   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Physics 6.

This course is an algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, special relativity, and quantum physics.

3101   1:00p-4:05p TTh   SCI 106   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.

3102   12:30p-2:45p MW   SCI 106   Menachekanian E

   12:00p-2:30p F   SCI 122   Menachekanian E

3103   12:30p-3:00p TTh   SCI 101   Cheung Kw H

   12:30p-2:30p F   SCI 101   Cheung Kw H

PHYSCS 9, General Physics with Calculus   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Physics 8.

This course is a calculus-based study of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, special relativity, and quantum physics.

3104   8:00a-11:30a MW   SCI 122   Afrasiabi J

PHYSCS 12, Introductory Physics Non-Lab    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None.

Physics 12 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 lectures, demonstrations, and class discussions. High school math recommended.

3105   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 101   Masada R S

4437   7:00p-10:05p Th   SCI 157   Murphy T 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.

3106   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 122   Morse P A

3107   8:00a-11:05a T   SCI 101   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 140   Menachekanian E

3108   8:00a-11:05a Th   SCI 101   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 140   Menachekanian E

3109   3:00p-6:05p M   SCI 101   Said A W

   3:00p-6:05p F   SCI 157   Said A W

3110   3:00p-6:05p W   SCI 101   Said A W

   3:00p-6:05p F   SCI 157   Said A W

4438   7:00p-10:05p TTh   SCI 101   Bilikova J

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.

3111   8:00a-10:45a TTh   SCI 106   Henderson J M

   8:00a-10:30a F   SCI 106   Henderson J M

3112   8:00a-12:05p MW   SCI 106   Xie Y

3113   3:00p-5:45p MW   SCI 106   Rojas R R

   3:00p-5:30p F   SCI 106   Rojas R R

3114   3:15p-6:00p TTh   SCI 101   Lev N R

   3:00p-5:30p F   SCI 101   Lev N R

4439   6:30p-10:35p MW   SCI 106   Gamble B K

PHYSCS 22, Electricity and Magnetism    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Area 5 (Physical Science, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 8, Physics 21.

*Formerly Physics 3.

This course is a calculus-based study of the electricity and magnetism including the electric and magnetic properties of materials, direct and alternating circuits, electromagnetic interactions and wave theory. In addition, this course introduces special relativity. It is designed for engineering, physical science, and computer science majors.

3115   12:45p-4:15p TTh   SCI 122   Morris J J

3116   3:00p-6:30p MW   SCI 122   Hall A J

4440   6:30p-10:00p TTh   SCI 122   Kocharian A

PHYSCS 23, Waves, Optics, Thermodynamics    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 8, Physics 21.

*Formerly Physics 2.

This course is a calculus-based study of the wave motion, heat, kinetic theory, and optics. It is designed for engineering, physical science, and computer science majors.

3117   12:00p-2:30p MW   SCI 122   Morris J J

   12:00p-2:00p F   SCI 106   Morris J J

4441   6:45p-10:15p TTh   SCI 106   Majlessi A

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