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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.

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.

1599 1:30p-5:50p MTWTh SCI 101 Lev N R

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.

1600 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh 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.

1601 1:00p-5:05p MTWThF SCI 106 Kocharian A

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.

1602 8:00a-12:30p T SCI 140 Cheung Kw H

8:00a-12:30p F SCI 106 Cheung Kw H

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.

1603 8:00a-12:15p MTWTh SCI 106 Menachekanian E

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.

1604 8:00a-1:00p MTWThF SCI 101 Henderson J M

4072 5:15p-10:15p MTWTh SCI 106 Rojas R R
Above section 4072 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 10.

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.

1605 1:00p-5:05p MTWThF SCI 122 Majlessi A

PHYSCS 88B, Independent Studies in Physics 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1606 Arrange-6 Hours Anderson Jamey L

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