Physics

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PHYS 170 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 3 Units [Prerequisite: MATH 121 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] First of a three-semester, calculus-based sequence intended mainly for majors in the life sciences. Topics include: Newtonian mechanics; and waves. (Not open to students with credit in PHYS 110.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 170 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89483 PHYS 170 01 12:00PM-01:15PM TTH 341 Lee,Hok 18 0*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 171 COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1 Unit [Corequisite: PHYS 170 (may be taken previously.)] Laboratory course to accompany College Physics I (PHYS 170). (Not open to students with credit in PHYS 110.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 171 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89485 PHYS 171 01 02:00PM-04:50PM TH 341 Robles Guerrero,Jorge 18 5*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 172 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 3 Units [Prerequisite: PHYS 170 and MATH 122, or equivalent.] Second of a three-semester, calculus-based sequence intended mainly for majors in the life sciences. Topics include: electric fields; direct current; magnetic fields; alternating current; and thermal physics. (Not open to students with credit in PHYS 120.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 172 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89487 PHYS 172 01 09:30AM-10:45AM TTH 341 Lee,Hok 18 12*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 173 COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II 1 Unit [Corequisite: PHYS 172 (May be taken previously).] Laboratory course to accompany College Physics II (PHYS 172). (Not open to students with credit in PHYS 120.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 173 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89488 PHYS 173 01 02:00PM-04:50PM T 341 Nacozy,Francis 18 15*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 174 COLLEGE PHYSICS III 3 Units [Prerequisite: PHYS 172 or equivalent.] Third of a three-semester, calculus-based sequence intended mainly for majors in the life sciences. Topics include: light and its interaction with matter; optics; special relativity; quantum mechanics; and nuclear physics. (Not open to students with credit in PHYS 120.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 174 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89489 PHYS 174 01 10:30AM-11:45AM MW 341 Lee,Hok 18 5*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 175 COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY III 1 Unit [Corequisite: PHYS 174 (May be taken previously).] Laboratory 3 hours. Laboratory course to accompany College Physics III (PHYS 174 in PHYS 120.) [D; CSU; UC]
PHYS 175 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89490 PHYS 175 03 10:00AM-01:05PM F 341 Lee,Hok 18 9*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 270 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I 3 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: MATH 250 or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces classical mechanics. Includes vectors, motion in one to three dimensions, Newton's laws of motion, friction, equilibrium, work, energy, gravitation, rotational motion, and periodic motion. Provides the first of a three-semester calculus-based sequence intended mainly for majors in the physical sciences and engineering. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHYS 205]
PHYS 270 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89491 PHYS 270 01 09:00AM-09:50AM MWF 342 Pickett,Tom 18 0*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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90214 PHYS 270 03 12:00PM-01:15PM MW 341 Lee,Hok 18 2*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Room Conflict in 342 with MATH 60 32; Which department has priority in room?
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PHYS 271 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: PHYS 270 (may be taken previously).] Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 270. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHYS 205]
PHYS 271 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89493 PHYS 271 01 02:00PM-05:05PM M 341 Pickett,Tom 18 2*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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90213 PHYS 271 03 01:15PM-04:20PM F 341 Pickett,Tom 18 4*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 272 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II 3 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: PHYS 270 and MATH 251, or equivalent.] Introduces electricity, magnetism and fluid mechanics. Includes electric field, potential, resistance, capacitance, magnetic field, inductance, electromagnetic induction, direct, and alternating current, and fluid mechanics. Second of a three-semester, calculus based sequence intended mainly for majors in the physical sciences and engineering. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHYS 210]
PHYS 272 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89495 PHYS 272 03 09:00AM-09:50AM MWF 341 Lee,Hok 18 1*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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PHYS 273 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: PHYS 272 (May be taken previously)] Provides laboratory experience to supplement PHYS 272. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHYS 210]
PHYS 273 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89496 PHYS 273 01 02:00PM-04:50PM W 341 Calanog,Jae Alyson 18 5*
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Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:15 AM

Total Courses: 10 Total Sections: 12
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