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PHYS 2A GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 units • LG-P/NP • Four hours lecture; three hours lab
This course is intended for students not majoring in physics or engineering but needing a one-year course in physics as a requirement for their major program. The course is part of a two-semester sequence whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include: kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, fluids, and simple harmonic motion.

  • Advisories: MATH 13; eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B1, B3; IGETC, Area 5A, 5C; MPC, Area B

PHYS 2B GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 units • LG-P/NP • Four hours lecture; three hours lab
This course is intended for students not majoring in physics or engineering but needing a one-year course in physics as a requirement for their major program. The course is part of a two-semester sequence whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include: electrostatics, magnetism, DC circuits, optics, and modern physics.

  • Prerequisites: PHYS 2A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC

PHYS 3A SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS I

4 units • LG-P/NP • Four hours lecture; three hours lab
This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a three-semester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include an introduction to kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion.

  • Prerequisites: MATH 20A
  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B1, B3; IGETC, Area 5A, 5C; MPC, Area B

PHYS 3B SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

4 units • LG-P/NP • Four hours lecture; three hours lab
This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a three-semester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include electrostatics, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and Maxwell’s equations.

  • Prerequisites: PHYS 3A
  • Corequisites: MATH 20C
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B1, B3; IGETC, Area 5A, 5C

PHYS 3C SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS III

4 units • LG • Four hours lecture; three hours lab
This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a three-semester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include mechanical waves, laws of thermodynamics, optics, and modern physics.

  • Prerequisites: PHYS 3A
  • Corequisites: MATH 20B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B1, B3; IGETC, Area 5A, 5C

PHYS 10 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab
This is a non-mathematical conceptual course for the non-science major. It covers the evolution of physical concepts and their importance and application in the modern world.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; eligibility for MATH 261
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area B1, B3; IGETC, Area 5A, 5C; MPC, Area B

PHYS 71 STEM STUDY SKILLS I

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab per week for each unit of credit
This course supports students enrolled in any science, technology,engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Students learn skills they can use in the classes that are most critical to their future success. Coverage includes group and individual study skills, strategies for solving homework and test problems, and setting and achieving academic goals. Also offered as Chemistry 71, Engineering 71, and Mathematics 71; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; eligibility for MATH 263
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PHYS 72 STEM STUDY SKILLS II

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab per week for each unit of credit
This course supports students enrolled in any science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Students learn skills they can use in the classes that are most critical to their future success. Coverage includes note taking, learning styles, additional strategies for solving homework and test problems, and metacognitive skills. Also offered as Chemistry 72, Engineering 72, and Mathematics 72; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: MATH 263; PHYS 71; eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PHYS 73 STEM STUDY SKILLS III

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab per week for each unit of credit
This course supports students enrolled in any science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Students learn skills they can use in the classes that are most critical to their future success. Coverage includes concept maps, time management, additional strategies for solving homework and test problems, and effectively interacting with professors. Also offered as Chemistry 73, Engineering 73, and Mathematics 73; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A; MATH 20A; PHYS 72
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PHYS 74 STEM STUDY SKILLS IV

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab per week for each unit of credit.
This course supports students enrolled in any science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Students learn skills they can use in the classes that are most critical to their future success. Coverage includes levels of understanding, additional strategies for solving homework and test problems, and active listening. Also offered as Chemistry 74, Engineering 74, and Mathematics 74; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: MATH 20B; PHYS 73
  • Credit transferable: CSU