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Physics

Credit Courses

PHYS G1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Conceptual Physics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A course designed for non-science majors which considers the everyday applications of physics. This course is a non-mathematical approach to the basic concepts of physics. Open to students with or without high school physics, but not open to those who have credit for any college physics course. It covers the subjects of motion, energy, waves, music, electromagnetism, relativity and nuclear energy. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations: No credit for PHYS G110, PHYS G111 if taken after PHYS G120 or PHYS G185.

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    PHYS G1111 Unit (54 lab hours)  
    Conceptual Physics Lab  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course is designed to supplement PHYS G110. The student will do laboratory exercises which illustrate some of the phenomena discussed in PHYS G110. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations: No credit for PHYS G110, PHYS G111 if taken after PHYS G120 or PHYS G185.

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      PHYS G1204 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
      Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics  
      Prerequisite(s): MATH G120 or achieve qualifying score on Math Placement.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course is an algebra/trigonometry based study of mechanics, heat, and sound. Topics include force, motion, energy, heat transfer, effects of heat, and the nature and properties of waves. Graded. UC credit limitations: PHYS G120, PHYS G125 and PHYS G185, PHYS G280, PHYS G285 combined – maximum credit, 1 series. Deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID: PHYS 105, 100S.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS G120

        PHYS G1254 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
        Algebra Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism  
        Prerequisite(s): PHYS G120.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        This course is an algebra/trigonometry based study of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. Topics include electric charges and fields, DC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, reflection, refraction, interference of light, quantum theory, matter waves, radioactivity, and nuclear reactions. Graded. UC credit limitations: PHYS G120, PHYS G125 and PHYS G185, PHYS G280, PHYS G285 combined – maximum credit, 1 series. Deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID: PHYS 110, 100S.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS G125

          PHYS G1854 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
          Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics  
          Prerequisite(s): MATH G180 or achieve qualifying score on Math Placement.
          Advisory: MATH G185.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          This is an introductory course in physics using calculus. Topics studied include vectors, motion, forces, energy, momentum, oscillators and properties of waves. PHYS G185, PHYS G280 and PHYS G285 are required for students majoring in physics, chemistry or engineering. Graded. UC credit limitations: PHYS G120, PHYS G125 and PHYS G185, PHYS G280, PHYS G285 combined – maximum credit, 1 series. Deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID: PHYS 205.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS G185

            PHYS G2804 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
            Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism  
            Prerequisite(s): MATH G185 and PHYS G185.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            This is a calculus based physics course which covers the topics of electric charge, electric fields, potential dielectrics, DC circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic forces, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic oscillators, and waves. Graded. UC credit limitations: PHYS G120, PHYS G125 and PHYS G185, PHYS G280, PHYS G285 combined – maximum credit, 1 series. Deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID: PHYS 210.

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              PHYS G2854 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
              Calculus Based Physics: Modern  
              Prerequisite(s): MATH G185 and PHYS G185.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This is a calculus based physics course including the topics of measurement of heat and temperature, effects of heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, propagation of light, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, relativity, quantum theory and matter waves. Graded. UC credit limitations: PHYS G120, PHYS G125 and PHYS G185, PHYS G280, PHYS G285 combined – maximum credit, 1 series. Deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID: PHYS 215.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHYS G285