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5 The Ideas of Physics (3)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for Mathematics 425 as determined by the Chaffey assessment
process, or completion of Mathematics 410.
Basic concepts of mass, force, and Newton’s Laws of Motion are covered as well as
conservation laws (momentum and energy). Introduction to physics for students
requiring a general education science lecture course and for students majoring in
engineering technology and the life sciences. 1902.00

6 The Ideas of Physics Laboratory (1)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Corequisite: Physics 5 (may be taken previously)
Introduction to physics for students requiring a general education science lab
course and for students majoring in engineering technology and the life sciences.
Experiments with some of the lecture concepts may include: measurement, free fall,
vector addition and components, springs, centripetal force, kinetic energy, gravitational
potential energy, conservation of momentum, and Archimedes’ principle.

1902.00

20A Algebra/Trigonometry College Physics I (4)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 31, and Physics 5 or one year of high school physics.
Course is designed for students majoring in a life or medical science, or engineering
technology, whose university major does not require calculus-based physics. Position,
velocity, and acceleration of objects are described using vectors. The concepts
of mass, force, Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, impulse, work, energy, and
power are used to describe straight-line motion, projectile motion, circular motion,
collisions, explosions, and vibration. Rotational motion includes torque, moment of
inertia, angular momentum, and static equilibrium.
(C-ID PHYS 105) 1902.00

20B Algebra/Trigonometry College Physics II (4)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Physics 20A.
Course is designed for students majoring in a life or medical science, or engineering
technology, whose university major does not require calculus-based physics. Topics
include simple harmonic motion, static fluids and fluid flow, zeroth, first and second
laws of thermodynamics, sound waves, electric force and field, electric potential
energy, electrical potential, capacitance, resistance, electromotive force, magnetic
force and field, Faraday’s Law, inductors, light waves, and optics.
(C-ID PHYS 110) 1902.00

30A Physics for the Medical and Life Sciences I (4)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 61, and Physics 5 or 44 or one year of high-school
physics.
Corequisite: Mathematics 65A.
Course is designed for students majoring in a life or medical science, or engineering
technology, whose university major requires calculus-based physics. Position,
velocity, and acceleration of objects are described using vectors. The concepts of
mass, force, Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, impulse, work, energy, and
power are used to describe straight line motion, projectile motion, circular motion,
collisions, and explosions. Rotational motion includes torque, moment of inertia,
angular momentum, and static equilibrium. Differential calculus is used to describe
velocity and acceleration, and in presenting the laws of conservation of momentum
and conservation of angular momentum.
(C-ID PHYS 105) 1902.00

30B Physics for the Medical and Life Sciences II (4)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 65A and Physics 30A.
Course is designed for students majoring in a life or medical science whose university
major requires calculus-based physics. Electricity and magnetism, including
electric force and field, electric potential energy, potential, capacitance, resistance,
electromotive force, magnetic force and field, and Faraday’s Law. Inductors, with
induced electromotive force presented as a derivative of flux. Power, intensity and
loudness of sound waves. Interference, diffraction, and geometrical optics of light
waves.
(C-ID PHYS 110) 1902.00

44 Introduction to Motion (4)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 48-54 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 61.
Introduction to mechanics for students majoring in a physical science or engineering.
Position, velocity, and acceleration of objects are described using vectors. Concepts
of mass, force, Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, and impulse are used
to describe straight line motion, projectile motion, circular motion, collisions, and
explosions. In the laboratory, microcomputers with motion detectors and force
probes are used to study the concepts of velocity and acceleration, and Newton’s
Laws of Motion. Graphical representations of motion - velocity-time graphs, acceleration-

time graphs, and force-time graphs – are emphasized. 1902.00

45 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (5)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 64-72 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 65A, and Physics 44 or completion of high school
physics.
For students majoring in a physical science or engineering. Topics covered include
translational and rotational kinematics and dynamics, conservation laws, hydrostatics
and hydrodynamics, and equilibrium.
(C-ID PHYS 205) 1902.00

46 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (5)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 64-72 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 65B and Physics 45.
For students majoring in a physical science or engineering. Electromagnetic concepts:
electric force – Coulomb’s Law, electric field, Gauss’ Law, electric potential
energy, electric potential, capacitance, resistance, electromotive force, power,
meters, RC circuits, magnetic field, magnetic force - cyclotrons, Ampere’s Law,
Faraday’s Law, Maxwell’s equations, inductors, LC circuits, and LCR circuits –
impedance and power factor.
(C-ID PHYS 210) 1902.00

47 Physics for Scientists and Engineers III (5)
(CSU; UC credit limitations)
Hours: 64-72 lecture; 48-54 laboratory.
Grading: Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 65B and Physics 45.
For students majoring in a physical science or engineering. Topics include first and
second laws of thermodynamics, heat engines, sound wave intensity, Doppler
effect, light waves – interference and diffraction, optics – refraction, lenses, images,
special relativity, energy levels in the hydrogen atom, and spectrum of the hydrogen
atom.

(C-ID PHYS 215) 1902.00











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