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Physics

PHYSCS 6, General Physics 1 with Lab    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PHYS 105.

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

This course is an algebra-based study of classical mechanics, including elastic properties of matter and thermodynamics.

3104   8:00a-11:05a T   SCI 101   Paik S T

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

3105   8:00a-11:05a Th   SCI 101   Paik S T

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

4402   6:30p-9:35p MW   SCI 101   Said A W

PHYSCS 7, General Physics 2 with Lab    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 wave optics, and some special relativity and quantum physics.

3106   12:45p-3:50p TTh   SCI 122   Paik S T

PHYSCS 8, Calculus-based General Physics 1 with Lab    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.

3107   9:30a-12:00p MW   SCI 106   Cheung Kw H

   10:15a-12:15p F   SCI 106   Cheung Kw H

4403   6:30p-10:00p TTh   SCI 106   Kocharian A

PHYSCS 9, Calculus-based General Physics 2 with Lab    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.

3108   1:30p-4:00p MW   SCI 122   Lev N R

   1:30p-3:30p 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.

3109   8:00a-9:20a MW   SCI 106   Morse P A

3110   11:45a-1:05p MW   SCI 122   Said A W

3111   12:45p-2:05p TTh   SCI 106   Hall A J

Above section 3111 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

4404   6:45p-9:50p Th   SCI 140   Carson J

PHYSCS 14, Introductory Physics with Lab    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.

3112   11:00a-2:00p F   SCI 155   Strohmaier K D

   2:15p-5:20p T   SCI 106   Strohmaier K D

3113   11:00a-2:00p F   SCI 155   Strohmaier K D

   2:15p-5:20p Th   SCI 106   Strohmaier K D

3114   12:15p-2:15p MW   SCI 106   Salama A H

   10:30a-12:30p F   SCI 157   Salama A H

3115   4:15p-6:15p MW   SCI 122   Lucero G A

   8:00a-10:05a F   SCI 122   Lucero G A

3116   4:15p-6:15p TTh   SCI 122   Carson J

   10:30a-12:35p F   SCI 122   Staff

4405   6:30p-9:35p MW   SCI 122   Do M H

PHYSCS 21, Mechanics with Lab    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PHYS 205.

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.

3117   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 101   Dang T T

   8:00a-10:00a F   SCI 101   Dang T T

Above section 3117 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

3118   8:00a-11:05a TTh   SCI 106   Henderson J M

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

3119   12:30p-3:35p M   SCI 101   Menachekanian E

   12:30p-2:30p W   SCI 101   Menachekanian E

   12:30p-3:35p F   SCI 106   Menachekanian E

3120   1:00p-3:30p TTh   SCI 101   Morris J J

   2:00p-5:00p F   SCI 101   Morris J J

4406   6:00p-10:05p TTh   SCI 101   Rojas R R

NEW   4486   7:45p-10:05p TTh   SCI 157   Farivar D

   2:45p-6:15p W   SCI 101   Farivar D
Above section 4486 meets for 17 weeks, Feb 21 to Jun 13.

PHYSCS 22, Electricity and Magnetism with Lab    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PHYS 210.

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

Formerly Physics 3.

This course is a calculus-based study of electromagnetism covering aspects of electric and magnetic fields, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic interactions, light, and relativity. The course is intended for engineering and physical science students.

3121   8:00a-11:30a M   SCI 122   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:30a F   SCI 140   Menachekanian E

3122   8:00a-11:30a W   SCI 122   Menachekanian E

   8:00a-11:30a F   SCI 140   Menachekanian E

4407   6:30p-10:00p TTh   SCI 122   Santana Ro

PHYSCS 23, Fluids, Waves, Thermodynamics, Optics with Lab    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PHYS 215.

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

Formerly Physics 2.

This course is a calculus-based study of fluids, waves, thermodynamics, and light intended for engineering and physical science students.

3123   2:30p-6:05p MW   SCI 106   Morris J J

4408   6:30p-10:00p MW   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 engineering and physical science students. Topics will be selected from the areas of relativity and quantum physics that include applications to atoms, molecules, solids, and nuclei.

3124   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 122   Hall A J

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