Physics (PHYS)

Credit Courses

PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and proficiency in MATH 1 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lecture

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, IGETC Area 5A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units; no credit for PHYS 101 or 102 if takedn after 105; PHYS 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course.

PHYS 101L Conceptual Physics Laboratory (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 101.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and proficiency in MATH 1 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lab

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units.

PHYS 102 Introductory Physics For Science Majors (4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H and proficiency in MATH 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 111.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Introductory course, with quantitative applications and problem-solving introduced where appropriate, for students majoring in the physical sciences. Topics include the meaning of physical law, vectors, Newton's Laws of Motion (classical physics), work and energy, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear physics.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 101, 101L and 102 combined: maximum credit, 4 units; no credit for PHYS 101 or 102 if takedn after 105.

PHYS 105 General Physics (4 Units)

Prerequisites: MATH 120.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Newton's Laws of Motion, statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, rotational motion, fluid statics and dynamics, temperature and heat, thermodynamics, wave motion and sound.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 105.

PHYS 105D Physics Discussion I (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 105 or PHYS 110.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Concurrent Discussion session designed to accompany PHYS 105 or PHYS 110. This course will allow for extra practice and group discussion of the course topics, and also cover more in-depth problem solving techniques and applying the concepts to real world scenarios. Topics include Newton's Laws of Motion, statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, rotational motion, fluid statics and dynamics, temperature and heat, thermodynamics, wave motion and sound.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHYS 106 General Physics (4 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 105 and MATH 107 or MATH 111.

Skills Advisories: MATH 120 and eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 110.

PHYS 106D Physics Discussion II (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 106 or PHYS 111.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Concurrent Discussion session designed to accompany PHYS 106 or PHYS 111. This course will allow for extra practice and group discussion of the course topics, and also cover more in-depth problem solving techniques and applying the concepts to real world scenarios. Topics include electricity, magnetism, circuits, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHYS 110 Introductory Physics (4 Units)

Prerequisites: MATH 130 or MATH 150.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Newton's Laws of Motion, statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, rotational motion, fluid statics and dynamics, temperature and heat, thermodynamics, wave motion and sound. (Appropriate for Life Science majors requiring calculus-level physics).

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 105.

PHYS 111 Introductory Physics (4 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 110 and MATH 130 or MATH 150.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. (Appropriate for life science majors requiring calculus-level physics.)

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 110.

PHYS 121 Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids (5 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or trigonometry based High School Physics and Math 150.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 126 (72 lecture, 54 lab)

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, and introduction to hydrostatics and hydrodynamics.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 200S, PHYS 205.

PHYS 121W Workshop for Physics 121 (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 121 (concurrent).

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

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

PHYS 122 Electricity and Magnetism (5 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 121 and MATH 160.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 126 (72 lecture, 54 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or PHYS 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHSY 200S, PHYS 210.

PHYS 122W Workshop for Physics 122 (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 122 (concurrent).

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

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

PHYS 123 Heat, Light and Modern Physics (5 Units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 121 and MATH 160.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 126 (72 lecture, 54 lab)

For Engineering and Physical Science students. Mechanical waves, thermodynamic processes and systems, kinetic theory, light and modern physics.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5A, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHYS 105 and 106 or 110 and 111 or 121, 122 and 123 combined: maximum credit, one series.

C-ID: PHYS 200S, PHYS 215.

PHYS 123W Workshop for Physics 123 (1 Unit)

Corequisites: PHYS 123 (concurrent).

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

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

PHYS 298 Independent Reading in Physics (1-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: To be eligible for independent reading, a student must have completed 12 units at SBCC with a G.P.A. of 2.5 and a minimum of 4 units with a G.P.A. of 2.5 in the Physics Department.

Hours: 192 (192 lab)

Other: To be eligible for independent reading, a student must have completed 12 units at SBCC with a G.P.A. of 2.5 and a minimum of 4 units with a G.P.A. of 2.5 in the Physics Department. Independent literature search and/or reading of material on a topic in physics. Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. A final report, including an annotated bibliography, is required.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHYS 299 Independent Research in Physics (1-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC, with a 2.5 G.P.A., and a minimum of 4 units, with a 2.5 G.P.A. within the department.

Hours: 192 (192 lab)

Independent, systematic research investigation of a problem in physics. A final report on research conducted is required. May be taken four times for credit. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable