Courses Offered

ASTR 100 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Survey of modern astronomy, including the study of what mankind understands about the universe and our place in it. Emphasis on how mankind has learned about the planets, stars, galaxies, and their structure and formation. Quasars, pulsars, black holes, and the beginning and the end of the universe are discussed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

ASTR 101 ASTRONOMY LABORATORY (1)

Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 100, or equivalent. Recommended: Completion of MATH 110, or equivalent.

Constellation identification, understanding of right ascension and declination, and basic astronomical measurements of our moon, planets, stars and universe. Telescopic and naked eye observations will be assigned. This course will develop the student’s awareness of the scientific method and how to apply it to specific problems and their solutions. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).

PHYS 105 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A conceptual introduction to physics intended to foster scientific understanding of the world. Stresses important and applicable topics in motion, force, oscillations, fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. Some students may wish to use this course as extra preparation for algebra-based physics. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).


PHYS 106 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester. Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 105. Recommended: Completion of MATH 110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A laboratory exploration of physical phenomena covered in Conceptual Physics (PHYS 105) lecture. Intended to reinforce those topics through hands-on investigation and develop an understanding of the scientific method. May be taken concurrently with, or after completion of, PHYS 105. Transfer credit: CSU.

PHYS 114 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (4)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A conceptual survey of physical science (physics and chemistry) intended for non-science majors at the General Education level. A general discussion of the scientific method and techniques will be followed by physics, chemistry, and integrated topics. The laboratory portion will cover a hands-on exploration of phenomena discussed in lecture. The physics component of the course will discuss motion, force, energy, electricity and magnetism, waves and light. The chemistry component of the course will focus on chemicals and reactions common in everyday life. Concepts relating to the nature and interactions of atoms, ions, and molecules will be presented. Students will also learn to use and evaluate information presented on product labels, in advertisement, and available through the internet. Also listed as CHEM 114. Transfer credit: CSU (B1, B3).
PHYS 210 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 130, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent.
The first semester of a two-semester sequence of algebra/trigonometry-based physics. Designed for students majoring in certain fields of letters and science, and required of those planning to enter medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, agriculture or forestry. Covers mechanics, fluids, waves and thermodynamics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).


PHYS 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I – CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT (1)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 242 or MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in or completion of PHYS 210 or equivalent.
Further depth and application of calculus to topics in PHYS 210. Examples include derivatives and integrals of equations of motion, work done by a variable force, and torque as a cross product. Required of some pre-medical, biology and architecture students. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.


PHYS 220 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: PHYS 210 or equivalent.
The second semester of a two-semester sequence of algebra/trigonometry-based physics. Designed for students majoring in certain fields of letters and science, and required of those planning to enter medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, agriculture or forestry. Covers electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).


PHYS 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II – CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT (1)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 242 or MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in or completion of PHYS 220 or equivalent.
Futher depth and application of calculus to topics in PHYS 220. Examples include surface integrals for Gauss’s Law, line integrals for Ampere’s Law, and classical wave equation. Required of some premedical, biology and architecture students. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.


PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4, 4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent.
This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I – The first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II – The second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III – The third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids, thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).


PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4, 4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent.
This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I – The first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II – The second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III – The third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids, thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).


PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4, 4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH 252, or equivalent.
This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I – The first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II – The second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III – The third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids, thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

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