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)
PHYSICS
2B
ELECTRICITY,
MAGNETISM, OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSIC� (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).
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 workkinetic
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. 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. (AA, CSU, UC)
PHYSICS
4B
ELECTRICITY,
MAGNETISM AND� WAVES� (4)
Class Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CAN PHYS
CSU
General Education Requirement: B1, B3 Prerequisite: PHYSICS 4A
Corequisite: MATH 2A
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)
PHYSICS
4C
THERMODYNAMICS,
OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS� (4)
Class Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 laboratory. CAN
PHYS 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, heat and the first
law of thermodynamics, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics,
geometrical optics, interference, diffraction and polarization
of light, theory of special relativity, failures of classical
physics, an introduction to quantum physics, and a survey of atomic,
nuclear and particle physics. (AA, CSU, UC)
