Physics (PH)

PH 001  Introductory Physics   Units: 4

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, theories, and principles of physics. Topics include mechanics, properties of matter, heat, electricity and magnetism, waves, and modern physics. Note: This course is designed for students in general education who need to satisfy a laboratory requirement in the physical sciences, and for those in technical programs who need an introduction to physical concepts.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 054
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 002A  College Physics I   Units: 4

This is an algebra and trigonometry-based physics course designed for majors not seeking a degree in the sciences or engineering. This course is the first semester of the Physics 2 sequence. Topics include mechanics, sound, fluids, thermodynamics, and wave motion. This course is offered in the Fall semester of even-numbered years. (C-ID PHYS 105; PHYS 100S)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 005 & ENG 061 ENG 061
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 002B  College Physics II   Units: 4

This is an algebra and trigonometry-based physics course designed for majors not seeking a degree in the sciences or engineering. This course is the second semester of the Physics 2 sequence. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and selected topics from modern physics. This course is offered in the Spring semester of odd-numbered years. Note: The physics 2 sequence satisfies the physics requirement for some pre-professional students. (C-ID PHYS 110; PHYS 100S)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 002A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 003A  Engineering Physics   Units: 4

This is the first semester of the three-semester calculus-based physics sequence for scientists and engineers including those entering the computer fields. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, and sound. (C-ID PHYS 205)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 001A
Advisory: ENG 001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 003B  Engineering Physics   Units: 4

This is the second semester of the calculus-based physics sequence for scientists and engineers including those entering the computer fields. Topics include electricity, magnetism, and thermodynamics. (C-ID PHYS 210)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 003A and MATH 001B or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 003C  Engineering Physics   Units: 4

This is the third semester of the calculus-based physics sequence for scientists and engineers including those entering the computer fields. Topics include electromagnetic waves, geometric and physical optics, relativity, quantum physics, and the physics of atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles. (C-ID PHYS 215)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 003B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

PH 006A  Electric Circuits for Engineering & Science   Units: 4

This course is the first semester of a one year course designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of the theoretical background and experimental application of modern electronic devices and circuitry. It covers basic electronic concepts, solid state devices such as diodes and transistors, and an introduction to basic analog and digital circuit design and analysis emphasizing practical applications, including Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's laws; nodal and loop analysis; analysis of linear circuits; network theorems; transients in RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady-state analysis and application of PSPICE to circuit analysis. (Equivalent to ENGR 006A.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 011  Statics   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the analysis of forces on engineering structures in equilibrium. Vector analysis is utilized to study two- and three-dimensional frames, machines, and trusses. Principles of friction, centroids, center of gravity, and moment of inertia for areas and masses are applied to analyze complex real-world problems. (Equivalent to ENGR 011.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 003A & MATH 001B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 012  Dynamics   Units: 3

This course is intended for engineering majors planning to transfer to four-year institutions. It covers the fundamentals of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include kinematics of particle motion, Newton's Second Law, planar and three dimensional motion of rigid bodies, momentum and energy principles for rigid body motion, and an introduction to vibrations and oscillations. (Equivalent to ENGR 012.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENGR 011 or PH 011
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 017  Introduction to Meteorology   Units: 3

This course includes the study of the earth's atmosphere, its composition and vertical structure, energy budgets, air pollution and global warming, clouds and precipitation, weather systems and forecasting, severe weather, and atmospheric optics. (C-ID GEOG 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 054
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1                 IGETC: 5A

PH 017L  Introduction to Meteorology Lab   Units: 1

This laboratory course is designed to reinforce and enhance the material covered in PH 017, Introduction to Meteorology. It includes activities about the earth's atmosphere, energy budgets, air pollution and global warming, clouds and precipitation, weather systems and forecasting, and severe weather.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 054 & ENG 061 Corequisite: PH 017 or previously completed
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: 5C

PH 020A  Physics for Life Sciences Majors I   Units: 4

This is a calculus-based physics course designed for life science majors and transfers. This course is the first semester of the two semester Physics 20 sequence. Topics include mechanics, simple harmonic motion, fluids, and thermodynamics. This course is offered in Fall semesters.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH 001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 020B  Physics for Life Sciences Majors II   Units: 4

This is a calculus-based physics course designed for majors not seeking a degree in the sciences or engineering. This course is the second semester of the Physics 20 sequence. Topics include electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and selected topics from modern physics. This course is offered in the Spring semester of odd-numbered years. Note: The Physics 20 sequence satisfies the physics requirement for some pre-professional students.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 020A Corequisite: MATH 001B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 031  Undergraduate Research Experience   Units: 2

Under the supervision of STEM faculty, students will select a project to be completed during the semester. Topics will include information retrieval, computer skills applied to laboratory research, time management and organizational skills, application of modern research methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis, presentation skills (written and oral), and applying for summer internship opportunities. This course is intended for students pursuing a STEM degree and who have completed a minimum of 35 college level units.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PH 003B
Advisory: LIS 001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

PH 095A  Physics Work Experience   Units: 1-6

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to six units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and education or occupational goals are directly related to Physics.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 450          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None