Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 100  Introductory Physics  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to physics for students who have not had physics, or who have not had physics recently. Fundamental principles of mechanics, waves, heat, electricity and magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics. (UC credit limitation).

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 138  Coop Ed Physics  (1-8 Units)  

This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHYS 150  College Physics I  (4.0 Units)  

This is the first course in an algebra-based two-semester physics sequence. Topics include motion, forces, Newtons's laws, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum, rotational motion, rotational equilibrium, liquids and solids, heat, thermo-physics, vibration, and waves.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 104 and MATH 105; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 160  College Physics II  (4.0 Units)  

The second semester of an algebra-based two-semester physics sequence. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic physics and nuclear physics. The laws of physics are investigated and applied to problem solving.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 150 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHYS 201  Engineering Physics I-Mechanics  (4.0 Units)  

Course covers a study of vectors, rectilinear motion, motion in a plane, particle dynamics, work and energy, conservation laws, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics. (UC credit limitation).

Co-requisite(s): MATH 226 or MATH 226H; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 202  Engineering Physics II - Fluids, Sound, and Thermodynamics  (4.0 Units)  

Course covers the study of equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluid statics and dynamics, waves in elastic media, sound and thermodynamics. (UC credit limitation).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201 Minimum grade of C

Co-requisite(s): MATH 227 or MATH 227H

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 203  Engineering Physics III Electricity And Magnetism  (4.0 Units)  

Course covers charge and electric force, the electric field, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, direct current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, inductance, magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, and the Maxwell Equations.(UC credit limitation).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 202 Minimum grade C

Co-requisite(s): MATH 228 or MATH 228H

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 204  Engineering Physics Iv-Optics and Modern Physics  (4.0 Units)  

The nature and propagation of light, reflection and refraction, interference, diffraction, gratings and spectra, relativity, elements of quantum physics, waves and particles, nuclear physics. (UC credit limitation).

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 203 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 210  Computer Methods for Engineers  (4.0 Units)  

This course is an introduction to methods and techniques for solving engineering problems using numerical-analysis computer-application programs, technical computing and visualization using MATLAB software. The course is structured to allow students to have a thorough hands-on experience with examples and exercises applied to a wide variety of practical engineering problems.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 227 or MATH 227H Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHYS 221  General Physics I  (4.0 Units)  

Course covers vectors motion in one and two dimensions, particle dynamics, work energy, conservation laws, collisions, rotational motion and dynamics, thermodynamics. (UC credit limitation)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 104 Minimum grade C

Co-requisite(s): MATH 226 or MATH 226H

Recommended Preparation: PHYS 100;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 222  General Physics II  (4.0 Units)  

Topics include electromagnetic theory, oscillations, waves, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221 Minimum grade C

Co-requisite(s): MATH 227 or MATH 227H

Recommended Preparation: PHYS 100

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 230  Statics  (3.0 Units)  

This class is concerned with the analysis of forces on physical systems in static equilibrium. Topics covered include: *Force and moment vectors, resultants. *Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. *Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. *Distributed loads. *Internal forces in beams. *Properties of areas, second moments. *Laws of friction.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201 and MATH 227 or MATH 227H; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 240  Material Science and Engineering  (3.0 Units)  

This course covers major topics related to engineering design, manufacturing, and the properties of materials used in modern component construction. Students will learn to implement design methods required to efficiently use manufacturing methods such as machining, forming, and molding. In addition, case studies of parts and assemblies which incorporate various metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, composites, and superconductors, will be used for comparing product lines which may or may not minimize costs, optimize functionality, and reduce manufacturing time. Atomic and optical properties are key elements which are studied in detail to provide a firm support for student assumptions during analysis.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 201 and PHYS 202; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYS 250  Thermodynamics  (3.0 Units)  

This course covers major topics related to thermodynamic systems. Students will learn to identify the control mass and control volume in thermodynamic problems, calculate properties of pure substances, map and analyze processes on T-V, P-V, and T-S diagrams, apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics to control mass and control volume processes, and use the Carnot thermodynamic cycle to calculate the limits of the thermal efficiency.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 228 and PHYS 202 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU