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Physics

Physicists study matter, energy, and the relationships between them and devise methods to apply laws and theories of physics to industry, medicine, and other fields. Some career titles include acoustic physicist, astrophysicist, engineer, satellite data analyst, and medical or nuclear physicist.

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.

Course Number:1606 Time:8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:SCI 106 Instructor:Paik S T

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.

Course Number:1607 Time:1:30 p.m.-5:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:SCI 101 Instructor:Said A W

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.

Course Number:1608 Time:12:30 p.m.-4:35 p.m. MTWThF Location:SCI 106 Instructor:Lev N R

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.

Course Number:1609 Time:8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. MTWTh Location:SCI 122 Instructor: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.

Course Number:1610 Time:8 a.m.-1 p.m. MTWThF Location:SCI 101 Instructor:Henderson J M

Course Number:4061 Time:5:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m. MTWTh Location:SCI 106 Instructor:Rojas R R Above section 4061 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 09.

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.

Course Number:1611 Time:1 p.m.-5:05 p.m. MTWThF Location:SCI 122 Instructor:Majlessi A

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