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Physics

P102A – General College Physics4 units

Prerequisite: Math P101 or equivalent.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. A non-calculus study of the physics of mechanics, heat, and sound. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area D; PC-Area F; CSU-B1; CSU-B3; IGETC-Area 5A; IGETC-Area 5L

 

P102B – General College Physics 4 units

Prerequisite: Physics P102A or equivalent.

Total lecture 54 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. The non-calculus based study of the physics of electricity and magnetism, light and optics, relativity, and atomic and nuclear structure. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area D; PC-Area F; IGETC-Area 5A; IGETC-Area 5L

 

P104A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

Prerequisite: Math P103.

Recommendation: High school physics or equivalent. Eligible for level 2 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. Analysis of mechanics using methods in calculus, Newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum, rotation and gravity. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area D; PC-Area F; CSU-B1; CSU-B3; IGETC-Area 5A; IGETC-Area 5L

 

P104B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

Prerequisite: Physics P104A and Math P104.

Total lecture 54 hours, Total laboratory 54 hours. Topics in classical physics including heat and thermodynamics, electrostatics, electric fields and potential, currents and AC and DC electric circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area D; PC-Area F; IGETC-Area 5A; IGETC-Area 5L