PHYSICS
PHYSICS
2A
MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS(4)
Class
Hours: 3 Lecture,
3 Laboratory CAN PHYS 2, CAN PHYS SEQ A
CSU
General Education Requirement: B1, B3 Prerequisite: MATH 63
Physics
2A is the study of vectors, particle kinematics and dynamics,
work, energy, simple harmonic motion, rotational kinematics and
dynamics, the kinetic theory of gases, the first and second laws
of thermodynamics and gravitation. (AA, CSU, UC) (Please Note:
This course is offered infrequently.
PHYSICS
2B
ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS(4)
Class
Hours: 3 Lecture,
3 Laboratory CAN PHYS 4, CAN PHYS SEQ A CSU General Education Requirement:
B1,
B3 Prerequisite: PHYSICS
2A
Physics
2B is the study of electricity; magnetism; electromagnetism; electric
circuits; wave phenomena; geometrical and physical optics; special
relativity; and a survey of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics.
(AA, CSU, UC) (Please Note: This course is offered infrequently.
Physics 4A, 4B is a sequence of calculusbased physics courses
designed for students who intend to major in any one of the physical
sciences, in any branch of engineering, or in mathematics.
PHYSICS
4A
CLASSICAL MECHANICS(4)
Class
Hours: 3 Lecture,
3 Laboratory CAN PHYS 8 CSU General Education Requirement: B1,
B3 Corequisite:
MATH 1B
Physics
4A is the study of vector algebra, particle kinematics, Newton's
laws, conservation of linear momentum, the work(kinetic) energy
theorem, potential energy, conservation of total mechanical energy,
mechanics of manyparticle systems, rotational kinematics and
dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, oscillatory phenomena
and gravitation. (AA, CSU, UC) (Please Note: This course is offered
infrequently.)
PHYSICS
4B
ELECTRICITY, MGNETISM AND AWAVES(4)
Class
Hours: 3 Lecture,
3 Laboratory CSU General Education Requirement: B1, B3 Prerequisite: PHYSICS 4A Corequisite: MATH
A
Physics
4B is the study of electric charge and Coulomb's law, the electric
field and Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics,
DC circuit analysis and network theorems, the Lorentz
force law, Ampere's law and the BiotSavart
law, Faraday's law, inductance, AC circuit analysis, magnetic
properties of matter, propagation of waves in elastic media, standing
waves and interference, and electromagnetic waves. AA, CSU, UC)
(Please Note: This course is offered infrequently.)
PHYSICS
4C
THERMODYNAMICS, OPITCS AND MODERN PHYSICS (4)
Class
Hours: 3 Lecture,
3 laboratory. CSU General Education Requirement: B1, B3. Prerequisite:
PHYSICS 4A Corequisite: MATH 2A
Physics
4C is the study of temperature and the zeroith
law of thermodynamics; the kinetic theory of gases; eat and the
first law of thermodynamics; entropy and the second law of thermodynamics;
geometrical optics; interference; diffraction and polarization
of light; special relativity; failures of classical physics; an
introduction to quantum physics; and a survey of atomic, nuclear,
and particle physics. (AA, CSU, UC) (Please Note: This course
is offered infrequently.)
