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Physics
PHYS 1A General Physics I 5.00 Units
Introduction to the principles of Newtonian Mechanics and analytical methods of physics using calculus as needed. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation. (Previously PHYS 8A) Prerequisite: MATH 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
PHYS 1B General Physics II 5.00 Units
Introduction to fluid dynamics, oscillations, mechanical waves, thermodynamics, light and optics. (Previously PHYS 8C) Prerequisite: PHYS 1A and MATH 2 with a minimum grade of C.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
PHYS 1C General Physics III 5.00 Units
Introduction to electricity and magnetism, circuits, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. (Previously PHYS 8B) Prerequisite: PHYS 1A and MATH 3 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
PHYS 1D General Physics IV 3.00 Units
Introduction to relativity and modern physics, including: introduction to quantum theory; atomic, molecular, nuclear and particle physics; condensed matter physics; astrophysics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHYS 1B and PHYS 1C with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently)
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
PHYS 2A Introduction to Physics I 4.00 Units
Introduction to the major principles of classical mechanics using pre-calculus mathematics. Includes Newtonian mechanics, energy, gravitation, fluids, thermodynamics, oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH 39 with a minimum grade of C
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 2B Introduction to Physics II 4.00 Units
This algebra-based course is an introduction to the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Topics include electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2A with a minimum grade of C
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 3A College Physics A 4.00 Units
Introduction to the major principles of classical mechanics using calculus for students studying life sciences and architecture. Includes: the scientific method and social responsibility of the scientist, Newtonian mechanics, energy, gravitation, fluids, thermodynamics, and vibration waves. Prerequisite: MTH 1 or MTH 15 and MTH 37 or MTH 36 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher)
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 4A General Physics I 5.00 Units
Introduction to the principles of Newtonian mechanics using calculus as needed. Vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, oscillations and gravitation. Prerequisite: MTH 1 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and PHYS 11 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or equivalent or PHYS 18 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or equivalent and MTH 2 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) (MTH 2 may be taken concurrently).
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 4B General Physics II 5.00 Units
Electric fields, electric currents, magnetic fields, induced currents, alternating circuits, Maxwell's equations, Electromagnetic waves. Prerequisite: PHYS 4A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 2 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 3 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) (MTH 3 may be taken concurrently).
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 4C General Physics III 5.00 Units
Oscillations, fluids, sound waves, thermodynamics, electromagnetic spectrum, optics including reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, polarization. Prerequisite: PHYS 4B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 3 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 4 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 6 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) (MTH 4 and MTH 6 may be taken concurrently with PHYS 4C).
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 5 Modern Physics 3.00 Units
Special relativity and modern physics, including photons, quantum mechanics, atoms, solids, nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHYS 4B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) , MTH 3 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 4 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and MTH 6 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) (MTH 4 and MTH 6 may be taken concurrently).
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 10 Descriptive Physics 3.00 Units
Motion, gravitation, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, atoms, and nuclei. Present day scientific problems and developments such as alternative energy sources, solar energy, nuclear power, lasers, relativity and black holes. Designed for non-majors in physical science. Prerequisite: MATH 55 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
PHYS 10L Descriptive Physics Lab 1.00 Unit
Introduction to laboratory principles and techniques with emphasis on the basic concepts of physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, energy, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Prerequisite: MATH 55 with a minimum grade of C Corequisite: PHYS 10 (may also be taken after successful completion of PHYS 10)
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: Science and Math
Co-Requisites: PHYS 10
 
PHYS 11 Descriptive Physics 4.00 Units
Motion, gravitation, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, atoms, and nuclei. Present day scientific problems and developments such as alternative energy sources, solar energy, nuclear power, lasers, relativity and black holes. Designed for non-majors in physical science. Includes an introduction to laboratory principles and techniques with emphasis on the basic concepts discussed in the class. Strongly recommended: Mathematics 104. May not receive credit if Physics 10 or Physics 10L has been completed.
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 18 Preparatory Physics 3.00 Units
Basic problem solving techniques in mechanics as preparation for Physics 2A and Physics 4A. Methods and strategies used to solve quantitative Physics problems. Intended for liberal arts, mathematics, engineering, and science students. Emphasis on group problem-solving activities, diversity in problem-solving approaches, and detailed oral and written presentation of solutions. Strongly recommended: Math 36 or Math 37 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or equivalent.
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 25 Comp Methods Engineer/Science 3.00 Units
Methodology and techniques for solving engineering/science problems using numerical-analysis computer-application programs MATLAB, SimuLink, MuPad, and EXCEL. Technical computing and visualization using MATLAB software. Examples and applications from applied-mathematics, physical- mechanics, electrical circuits, biology, thermal systems, fluid systems, and other branches of science and engineering. May not receive credit if Engineering 25 or Mathematics 25 has been completed. Prerequisite: MTH 1 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher)
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 
PHYS 3B College Physics 3B 4.00 Units
Introduction to the major principles of ELECTROMAGNETISM AND MODERN PHYSICS using calculus for students studying life sciences and architecture. Includes Electrostatics, Electro- circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics and the social responsibility of the scientist and architect. Prerequisite: MTH 16 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or, MTH 2 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and, PHYS 3A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or, PHYS 4A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher)
College: Chabot College
Division: Science and Math
 

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