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Physics
PHYSCS 6, General Physics 4 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 2.
This course is an algebrabased study of the mechanics of solids and liquids, elastic properties of matter, heat and sound. See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.
3008 8:00a11:05a T SCI 106 Paik S T
8:00a11:05a F SCI 153 Paik S T
3009 8:00a11:05a Th SCI 106 Paik S T
8:00a11:05a F SCI 153 Paik S T
4422 6:45p9:50p 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 algebrabased study of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, special relativity, and quantum physics.
3010 4:00p7:00p TTh SCI 122 Bilikova J
PHYSCS 8, General Physics with Calculus 4 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 7.
This course is a calculusbased study of the mechanics of solids and liquids, elastic properties of matter, heat, and wave motion.
3011 12:00p2:30p MW SCI 101 Menachekanian E
12:00p2:00p F SCI 157 Menachekanian E
3012 12:45p2:45p TTh SCI 101 Xie Y
11:45a2:50p F SCI 101 Xie Y
PHYSCS 9, General Physics with Calculus 4 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Physics 8.
This course is a calculusbased study of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, special relativity, and quantum physics.
3013 12:45p3:00p TTh SCI 122 Lev N R
12:45p3:15p F SCI 122 Lev N R
PHYSCS 12, Introductory Physics NonLab 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, nonlab) • 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.
3014 8:00a9:30a MW SCI 122 Cheung Kw H
3015 8:00a11:05a F SCI 106 Cheung Kw H
4423 6:45p9:50p Th SCI 140 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 handson 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.
3016 8:00a11:05a M SCI 106 Menachekanian E
8:00a11:05a F SCI 157 Menachekanian E
3017 8:00a11:05a TTh SCI 101 Morse P A
3018 8:00a11:05a W SCI 106 Menachekanian E
8:00a11:05a F SCI 157 Menachekanian E
3019 2:15p5:20p M SCI 106 Said A W
2:15p5:20p F SCI 153 Said A W
3020 2:15p5:20p W SCI 106 Said A W
2:15p5:20p F SCI 153 Said A W
4424 7:00p10:05p TTh SCI 101 Kocharian 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 calculusbased 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.
3021 8:30a11:00a MW SCI 101 Henderson J M
8:30a11:30a F SCI 101 Henderson J M
3022 3:30p6:00p MW SCI 153 Morris J J
3:00p6:00p T SCI 101 Morris J J
Above section 3022 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.
3023 3:30p6:00p MW SCI 153 Morris J J
3:00p6:00p Th SCI 101 Morris J J
Above section 3023 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.
4425 6:30p10:35p 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 calculusbased 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.
3024 8:00a10:00a TTh SCI 122 Hall A J
8:00a11:00a F SCI 122 Hall A J
3025 10:00a1:30p MW SCI 122 Afrasiabi J
4426 6:45p10:15p MW SCI 122 Rojas R R
Above section 4426 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.
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 calculusbased study of the wave motion, heat, kinetic theory, and optics. It is designed for engineering, physical science, and computer science majors.
3026 11:30a2:00p MW SCI 106 Morris J J
11:30a1:30p F SCI 106 Morris J J
Above section 3026 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information.This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.
3027 1:00p4:30p TTh SCI 106 Masada R S
4427 6:45p10:15p TTh SCI 106 Majlessi A
PHYSCS 24, Modern Physics with Lab 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Physics 21 and Math 8. • Skills Advisory: Physics 22 and Physics 23.
This course is a calculusbased introduction to modern physics for science majors. Topics will be selected from the areas of relativity, quantum physics and its applications.
3028 2:00p4:30p MW SCI 122 Paik S T
IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link. 