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Physics

Science, Math and Engineering Division

PHYS-02A GENERAL PHYSICS (CAN PHYS 2)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: MATH-02, or MATH-25 and MATH-26.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is intended for students other than physics and engineering majors. PHYS-02A is the first semester of a one-year physics course designed to develop major concepts and give an understanding of general principles of physics. This course will also try to relate physics to other areas of knowledge and discuss science in general, and physics specifically, as part of the concept of culture and time. The development of ideas will begin with those of Aristotle and terminate with present-day concepts of the atom and nucleus. PHYS-02A will emphasize the universe, motion, forces in nature, energy, fields, conservation laws, waves, sound, light, and thermal phenomena. (3/00)

PHYS-02B GENERAL PHYSICS (CAN PHYS 4)
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: PHYS-02A. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
PHYS-02B is a continuation of PHYS-02A with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, radiation, relativity, atomic and nuclear processes, astrophysics, cosmology, and a look toward the future. (3/00)

PHYS-04A PHYSICS (CAN PHYS 8)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: MATH-04A. One-way corequisite: MATH-04B.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is a calculus-based physics course intended for physics and engineering majors as well as some chemistry and math majors.
PHYS-04A is the first semester of a three-semester sequence intended to give a technical introduction to physics with emphasis on concepts and principles of physics and problem-solving. PHYS-04A includes the areas of mechanics, wave motion, fluids, and thermal phenomena. (3/00)

PHYS-04B PHYSICS (CAN PHYS 12)
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisites: MATH-04B; PHYS-04A.
One-way corequisite: MATH-04C. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
PHYS-04B is a continuation of PHYS-04A with emphasis on the areas of electricity, magnetism, and light. (3/00) PHYS-04C PHYSICS (CAN PHYS 14)
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: PHYS-04B. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
PHYS-04C is a continuation of PHYS-04B. It emphasizes the laws of thermodynamics, relativity, and topics of modern physics. (3/00)

PHYS-10 CONCEPTS IN PHYSICS
(CSU breadth area B1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This course is a survey of major concepts covered in physics. The concepts, as well as the understanding of general principles, will be developed through lecture, demonstrations, and discussion of everyday phenomena. Both classical and modern topics will be covered, to include mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics, relativity, and astrophysics. This course provides an opportunity to work with the concepts of physics in a qualitative manner. (3/00)


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