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PHYS 101: Conceptual Physics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

PHYS 101 and PHYS 101L taken concurrently satisfy the General Education laboratory science requirement. Concept-oriented non-mathematical course in general physics. Topics include motion, heat, sound, light, electricity and modern physics. Special emphasis on everyday experience, with practical illustrations taken from art, music, sports, the home. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101H, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units; no credit for PHYS 101, 101H or 102 if taken after 105; PHYS 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course)

PHYS 101H: Conceptual Physics, Honors
(4) F, S -CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: MATH 107 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Conceptual, non-mathematical course in classical and modern physics. Topics include motion, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, relativity and quantum theory. Both the history and development of the central ideas are considered. Laboratory projects and an appropriate field trip are for reinforcement of the ideas covered in the lecture. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101H, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units; no credit for PHYS 101, 101H or 102 if taken after 105; 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course)

PHYS 101L: Conceptual Physics Laboratory
(1) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: PHYS 101

Concept-oriented laboratory in general physics. Topics include motion, heat, sound, light, electricity and modern physics. Special emphasis on everyday experience, with practical illustrations taken from art, music, sports, the home. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101H, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units)

PHYS 102: Introductory Physics For Science Majors
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB and proficiency in MATH 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 111

Introductory course, with quantitative applications and problem solving introduced where appropriate, for students majoring in the physical sciences. Topics include Meaning of Physical Law, Vectors, Newton's Laws of Motion (classical physics), Work and Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Satisfies General Education and laboratory science requirements. Satisfies physics prerequisite for Physics 121. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101H, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units; no credit for PHYS 101, 101H or 102 if taken after 105)

PHYS 104: History And Philosophy Of The Great Ideas Of Physics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

History and development of physical ideas from the early Greeks through the eras of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton to the contemporary ideas of relativity and quantum theory. Non-mathematical. Appropriate for those in philosophy, liberal arts and the humanities. Satisfies SBCC Humanities General Education requirement.

PHYS 105: General Physics
(4) F - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111
Skills Advisories: High school trigonometry and college algebra or proficiency in MATH 120 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's Laws of Motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, wave motion, heat and sound, introduction to hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. (CAN PHYS 2 or CAN PHYS SEQ A [with PHYS 106]) (*UC Transfer Limit; PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series

PHYS 106: General Physics
(4) S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: PHYS 105 and MATH 107 or MATH 111
Skills Advisories: MATH 120 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series)

PHYS 110: Introductory Physics
(4) F - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 130 or MATH 150
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's Laws of Motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, wave motion, heat and sound, introduction to hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. (Appropriate for Life Science majors requiring calculus-level physics.) (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series)

PHYS 111: Introductory Physics
(4) S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: PHYS 110 and MATH 130 or MATH 150
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. (Appropriate for life science majors requiring calculus-level physics.) (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series)

PHYS 121: Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids
(5) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of "C" or trigonometry based High School Physics with a minimum grade of "C" and Math 150
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

For Engineering and Physical Science students. Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's Laws of Motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound, introduction to hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series) (CAN PHYS 8 or CAN PHYS SEQ B [with PHYS 122 and PHYS 123])

PHYS 121W: Workshop for Physics 121
(1) F,S

Corequisite: PHYS 121 (concurrent) "Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering" (EMSE) supplementary problem-solving workshop designed for PHYS 121.

PHYS 122: Electricity And Magnetism
(5) F - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: PHYS 121 with a minimum grade of "C" and MATH 160 with a minimum grade of "C"
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

For Engineering and Physical Science students. Electrostatics, Coulomb's Law, Gauss' Law, capacitors and dielectrics, DC circuits, Ohm's Law, magnetism, and electromagnetism, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, alternating current theory, electrical oscillators, electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic waves. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series) (CAN PHYS 12 or CAN PHYS SEQ B [with PHYS 121 and PHYS 123])

PHYS 122W: Workshop for Physics 122
(1) F,S

Corequisite: PHYS 122 (concurrent) "Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering" (EMSE) supplementary problem-solving workshop designed for PHYS 122.

PHYS 123: Heat, Light And Modern Physics
(5) S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: PHYS 121 with a "C" or better and MATH 160
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

For Engineering and Physical Science students. Mechanical waves, thermodynamic processes and systems, kinetic theory, light, and modern physics. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 combined with PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123: maximum credit, one series.)

PHYS 123W: Workshop for Physics 123
(1) F,S

Corequisite: PHYS 123 (concurrent) "Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering"(EMSE) supplementary problem-solving workshop designed for PHYS 123.

PHYS 199: Workshop For Physics
(1) F, S

"Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering "(EMSE) supplementary problem-solving workshop designed for PHYS 121, 122 or 123. Graded Credit/No Credit.

PHYS 299: Independent Study In Physics
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC, with a 2.5 G.P.A., and a minimum of 6 units, with a 3.0 G.P.A. within the department For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC Transfer Limit: computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

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