Academic Catalogs

Physics

Credit Courses

PHYS C1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Conceptual Physics  
Advisory: MATH C010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC Credit Limitations: no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185.

A survey of the fundamental phenomena and laws in physics related to forces and motion, energy and work, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics that emphasizes conceptual scientific thinking. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

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    PHYS C110L1 Unit (54 lab hours)  
    Conceptual Physics Lab  
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS C110 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.
    Advisory: MATH C010.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    Formerly PHYS C111. This course is designed to supplement Physics C110. The student will do laboratory exercises which illustrate some of the phenomena discussed in Physics C110. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C110L

      PHYS C1204 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
      Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics  
      Prerequisite(s): MATH C120 with a grade of C or better.
      Advisory: PHYS C110 or concurrent enrollment.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      The course covers Mechanics, Heat, and Sound. It satisfies the physics requirement of biological science programs (except University of California Programs) and technical programs, except physics, chemistry, or engineering. It satisfies requirements as liberal arts elective. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: PHYS C120, C125 and PHYS C185, PHYS C280 combined: maximum credit, 1 series. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185. C-ID: PHYS 105.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C120

        PHYS C1254 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
        Algebra Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism  
        Prerequisite(s): PHYS C120 with a grade of C or better.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        The course covers Electricity, Magnetism, Light/Optics, and Modern Physics. It satisfies the physics requirement of biological science programs and technical programs, except physics, chemistry, or engineering. It satisfies requirements as a liberal arts elective. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: PHYS C120, C125 and PHYS C185, PHYS C280 combined: maximum credit, 1 series. C-ID: PHYS 110.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C125

          PHYS C1404 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
          Survey of Chemistry and Physics  
          Advisory: MATH C010 with a grade of C or better.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU: UC.

          An investigation of basic principles of physics and chemistry including matter, physical and chemical properties, energy, motion, light, atomic structure, bonding, solutions and chemical reactions. The inter-dependence of chemistry and physics will be emphasized. This course is intended for non-science majors. This course is identical to CHEM C140. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: CHEM C110, CHEM C130, CHEM C140 and PHYS C140 combined: maximum credit, 1 course. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for CHEM C140, PHYS C140 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220. C-ID: PHYS 140.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C140

            PHYS C1854 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
            Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics  
            Prerequisite(s): MATH C180 with a grade of C or better.
            Advisory: MATH C185.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            The Physics C185, C280, and C285 sequence is required for science and engineering majors who need calculus-based physics. Topics include the kinematics and dynamics of translational and rotational motion of objects, conservation laws, Hooke's Law, simple harmonic motion, wave motion, fluid statics, and dynamics. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: PHYS C120, C125 and PHYS C185, PHYS C280 combined: maximum credit, 1 series. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185. C-ID: PHYS 205.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C185

              PHYS C2804 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
              Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism  
              Prerequisite(s): MATH C185 and PHYS C185 with grades of C or better.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              Continuation of PHYS C185. The course covers electricity and magnetism. Topics include electric fields, Gauss's Law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current and resistance, direct current circuits, magnetic fields, sources of the magnetic fields, Faraday's Law, inductance, alternating current circuits, and electromagnetic waves. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: PHYS C120, C125 and PHYS C185, PHYS C280 combined: maximum credit, 1 series. C-ID: PHYS 210.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C280

                PHYS C2854 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                General Physics: Light and Modern Physics  
                Prerequisite(s): MATH C185 and PHYS C185 or C280 with a grade of C or better.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                This course covers thermodynamics, light, optics, and modern physics. Topics include heat transfer and the kinetic theory of gases, geometric optics, wave optics, an introduction to relativity, an introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum theory, and the structure of matter. Letter Grade only. C-ID: PHYS 215.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS C285