Physics (PHYSIC)

PHYSIC 101  4 Units  
Introductory Physics  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 096

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or READ 100

This is an introductory algebra based physics course. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of motion, forces, energy, momentum, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, and concepts of modern physics.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYSIC 151  4 Units  
General Physics for the Life Sciences I  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or eligibility for MATH 151 or higher as determined by SBVC assessment process and ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or higher as determined by SBVC assessment process.

Advisory: PHYSIC 101

This is the first course in a two-semester physics sequence designed primarily for students in biology, pharmacology, pre-medicine, physical therapy, and allied health programs. Topics include mechanics, waves, fluids, and thermodynamics. The needed concepts of calculus will be developed and used where appropriate. (Formerly PHYSIC 150A)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHYS 105/100S

PHYSIC 152  4 Units  
General Physics for the Life Sciences II  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: PHYSIC 151

This is the second course in a two-semester physics sequence designed primarily for students in biology, pharmacology, pre-medicine, physical therapy, and allied health programs. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The needed concepts of calculus will be developed and used where appropriate. (Formerly PHYSIC 150B)

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHYS 110/100S

PHYSIC 202  4 Units  
Physics I  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H and MATH 250 and PHYSIC 101

Corequisite: MATH 250. The department highly recommends completing MATH 250 prior to enrollment in PHYSIC 202.

This is a calculus based physics course covering mechanics and oscillations. This course is designed to satisfy the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, engineering, astronomy, chemistry, geology, computer science and mathematics.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHYS 205/200S

PHYSIC 203  4 Units  
Physics II  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 251

Prerequisite: PHYSIC 202

This is a calculus based physics course covering electricity, magnetism, and waves. This course is designed to satisfy the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, engineering, astronomy, chemistry, geology, computer science and mathematics.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHYS 210/200S

PHYSIC 204  4 Units  
Physics III  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 251

Prerequisite: PHYSIC 202

Advisory: MATH 252

This is a calculus based physics course covering thermodynamics, fluids, optics, and modern physics. This course is designed to satisfy the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, engineering, astronomy, chemistry, geology, computer science and mathematics.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHYS 215/200S

PHYSIC 210  4 Units  
Modern Physics  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: PHYSIC 201 or PHYSIC 150B and MATH 251

This is a calculus-based physics course in modern physics. Topics include relativity, quantum mechanics, atoms, molecules, condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYSIC 222  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Physics  

DIR: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: PHYSIC 101

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

Students with previous course work in Physics may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. The independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of Physics. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only