Physics Courses

Physics Courses

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PHY - Physics

PHY-002A: General Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite MAT 000D Prerequisite MAT 002 or higher This is a first lecture/lab course in physics for non-majors. Topics covered include Newton's laws of force, the concepts of potential and kinetic energy, momentum, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, and wave motion.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-002B: General Physics - Electricity, Magnetism And Optics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite PHY 002A This lecture/lab course is a continuation of PHY 002A as a lecture/lab course with the study of electricity, magnetism, geometrical and wave optics and atomic physics.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-004A: Engineering Physics-Mechanics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite MAT 003A This course is a calculus-based study of forces, energy, momentum and gravity.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-004B: Engineering Physics-Electricity and Magnetism (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite PHY 004A Prerequisite MAT 003B This lecture/laboratory course, the second in the engineering physics series, is a calculus-based study of electricity and magnetism that develops the concepts and applications of Maxwell's equations, including DC and AC circuits.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-004C: Engineering Physics-Light and Heat (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite MAT 003B Prerequisite PHY 004A This lecture/laboratory course is the third course in the calculus-based engineering physics series. Topics include classical thermodynamics, geometrical and wave optics and modern physics.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-004D: Engineering Physics-Atomic (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: PHY 004B. This course is an introduction to quantum physics, the electronic structure of atoms, solids, band theory, radiation, and relativity.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity

PHY-010: Introduction to Physics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MATH 903 This course is a descriptive, conceptual approach to mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnesium, optics, and modern physics.

5A - IGETC Physical Sciences, 5C - IGETC Laboratory Sciences, AB - AA-AS Natural Sciences, B1 - CSU Physical Sciences, B3 - CSU Laboratory Activity