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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.

3008   8:00a-11:05a T   SCI 106   Paik S T

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 153   Paik S T

3009   8:00a-11:05a Th   SCI 106   Paik S T

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 153   Paik S T

4422   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.

3010   4:00p-7:00p 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 calculus-based study of the mechanics of solids and liquids, elastic properties of matter, heat, and wave motion.

3011   12:00p-2:30p MW   SCI 101   Menachekanian E

   12:00p-2:00p F   SCI 157   Menachekanian E

3012   12:45p-2:45p TTh   SCI 101   Xie Y

   11:45a-2:50p 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 calculus-based study of electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, special relativity, and quantum physics.

3013   12:45p-3:00p TTh   SCI 122   Lev N R

   12:45p-3:15p F   SCI 122   Lev N R

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.

3014   8:00a-9:30a MW   SCI 122   Cheung Kw H

3015   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 106   Cheung Kw H

4423   6:45p-9:50p 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 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.

3016   8:00a-11:05a M   SCI 106   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 157   Menachekanian E

3017   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 101   Morse P A

3018   8:00a-11:05a W   SCI 106   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:05a F   SCI 157   Menachekanian E

3019   2:15p-5:20p M   SCI 106   Said A W

   2:15p-5:20p F   SCI 153   Said A W

3020   2:15p-5:20p W   SCI 106   Said A W

   2:15p-5:20p F   SCI 153   Said A W

4424   7:00p-10:05p 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 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.

3021   8:30a-11:00a MW   SCI 101   Henderson J M

   8:30a-11:30a F   SCI 101   Henderson J M

3022   3:30p-6:00p MW   SCI 153   Morris J J

   3:00p-6:00p 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   3:30p-6:00p MW   SCI 153   Morris J J

   3:00p-6:00p 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   6:30p-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.

3024   8:00a-10:00a TTh   SCI 122   Hall A J

   8:00a-11:00a F   SCI 122   Hall A J

3025   10:00a-1:30p MW   SCI 122   Afrasiabi J

4426   6:45p-10:15p 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 calculus-based study of the wave motion, heat, kinetic theory, and optics. It is designed for engineering, physical science, and computer science majors.

3026   11:30a-2:00p MW   SCI 106   Morris J J

   11:30a-1:30p 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   1:00p-4:30p TTh   SCI 106   Masada R S

4427   6:45p-10:15p 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 calculus-based introduction to modern physics for science majors. Topics will be selected from the areas of relativity, quantum physics and its applications.

3028   2:00p-4:30p MW   SCI 122   Paik S T

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