Courses

Physics

PHYC 2A, Introductory Physics I
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: MATH 95 ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2AL and PHYC 41

First course in a two-semester sequence required of most premedical, biology, veterinary, physical therapy, and architecture degrees. Core topics include kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotations, simple harmonic motion, fluids, heat, and thermodynamics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "Introductory Physics." Required of premedical, biology, and some architecture students.

PHYC 2A, Introductory Physics
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ.: MATH 95 ADVISE: PHYC 40 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2AL

First course in a two semester sequence required of most premedical, biology, veterinary, physical therapy, and architecture degrees. Core topics include kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotations, simple harmonic motion, fluids, heat and thermodynamics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of premedical, biology, and some architecture students.

PHYC 2B, Introductory Physics II
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: PHYC 2A ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2BL

Second course in an algebra/trigonometry-based two semester sequence. Core topics include electricity & magnetism, light, and selected topics in modem physics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "Introductory Physics." Required of premedical, biology, and some architecture students.

PHYC 2B, Introductory Physics
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ.: PHYC 2A. ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2BL

Second course in an algebra/trigonometry-based two semester sequence. Core topics include electricity & magnetism, light, and selected topics in modem physics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of premedical, biology, and some architecture students.

PHYC 4A, Classical Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: MATH 110A ADVISE: PHYC 41 or high school physics; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4AL and MATH 110B

This is the first course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, gravitation, oscillations, and fluids.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to University of California, Berkeley or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 4B, Electromagnetism for Scientists and Engineers
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4A and MATH 110B ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4BL and MATH 110C

This is the second course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance, resistance, inductance, DC and AC circuits, and Maxwell's Equations.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to University of California, Berkeley or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 4C, Waves and Thermodynamics for Scientists and Engineers
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4B and MATH 110C ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4CL

This is the third course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include mechanical, sound and light waves; geometrical and physical optics; and thermodynamics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to University of California, Berkeley or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 4D, Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5

PREREQ.: PHYC 4B COREQ.: (MATH 120 and MATH 125) or MATH 130 ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4C and PHYC 4CL

This is the fourth course in a calculus-based four semester sequence. Core topics include special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics and solid state physics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to the University of California, Berkeley, or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 10, Conceptual Physics
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: MATH 40

An overview of physics. Content is taught at a conceptual level using basic math such as ratios, square roots, scientific notation, graph interpretation, slope and simple algebra. Topics include mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and nuclear physics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 10L, Conceptual Physics Laboratory
Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 10

Laboratory course covering basic concepts in physics. Core topics include mechanics, energy, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and nuclear physics.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required for students enrolled in the curriculum in RADL

PHYC 20, Physics of Sports
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: MATH 40 or demonstration of MATH 40 exit skills

Conceptual physics taught within the context of sports including football, baseball,
soccer, cycling, and tennis. Content is taught at an introductory level using basic math
such as vectors, ratios, square roots, and algebra. Topics include Newton's laws,
projectile and rotational motion, momentum, energy, and aerodynamics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 2AC, Introductory Physics I-Calculus Supplement
Lec-14

PREREQ: MATH 100A or MATH 110A or placement in MATH 100B or 110B; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2A

PHYC 2AC expands on topics covered in PHYC 2A, with applications of calculus to problems in physics. Together with PHYC 2A and 2AL, PHYC 2AC may meet lower division requirements for life science majors at various universities.

UC/CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly Introductory Physics-Calculus Supplement

PHYC 2AC, Introductory Physics-Calculus Supplement
Lec-14

PREREQ: MATH 100A or MATH 110A or placement in MATH 100B or 110B

PHYC 2AC expands on topics covered in PHYC 2A, with applications of calculus to problems in physics. Together with PHYC 2A and 2AL, PHYC 2AC may meet lower division requirements for life science majors at various universities.

UC/CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 2AL, Introductory Physics Laboratory
Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: MATH 95; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2A ADVISE: PHYC 40

First laboratory course in an algebra-based two semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, oscillations, fluids, and thermodynamics.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of premedical, biology, and some architecture students.

PHYC 2BC, Introductory Physics II-Calculus Supplement
Lec-14

PREREQ: PHYC 2AC and PHYC 2A; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2B

PHYC 2BC expands on topics covered in PHYC 2B with applications of calculus to problems in physics. Together with PHYC 2B and 2BL, PHYC 2BC may meet lower division requirements for life science majors at various universities.

UC/CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly Intro Physics-Calculus Suppl

PHYC 2BC, Introductory Physics--Calculus Supplement
Lec-14

PREREQ.: PHYC 2AC and PHYC 2A and MATH 110A or MATH 100A and completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2B

PHYC 2BC expands on topics covered in PHYC 2B with applications of calculus to problems in physics. Together with PHYC 2B and 2BL, PHYC 2BC may meet lower division requirements for life science majors at various universities.

UC/CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 2BL, Introductory Physics Laboratory
Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: PHYC 2A and PHYC 2AL; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 2B

Second laboratory course in an algebra-based two semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in electricity & magnetism, electric circuits, light, and radioactivity.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of premedical, biology, and architecture students

PHYC 40, Elementary Physics
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: completion/concurrent enrollment in: MATH 95

A single semester course introducing concepts and algebra based analysis of such topics as kinematics, dynamics, energy, and momentum. This course prepares students to take a trigonometry-based physics course and may also serve as preparation for a calculus-based physics course.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 41, Preparatory Physics
Lec-52.5

PREREQ: ((MATH 90 or MATH 92) and MATH 95) or placement in MATH 110A ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: MATH 110A

A single semester course emphasizing concepts and problem solving in kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion and electricity. This course is intended to prepare students to take a college level, problem solving based, physics course using calculus.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 4AL, Mechanics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4A

First laboratory course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, and oscillations.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

C-ID PHYS 205 (PHYC4A + 4AL); C-ID PHYS 200S (PHYC 4A + 4AL + 4B + 4BL + 4C + 4CL + 4D + 4DL)

PHYC 4BL, Electromagnetism Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4A; PHYC 4AL; MATH 110B COREQ: PHYC 4B ADVISE: MATH 110C

Second laboratory course in a calculus-based four semester sequence covering the topics of electricity and magnetism.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to the University of California, Berkeley, or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 4BL, Electromagnetism Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4AL; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4B

Second laboratory course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence covering the topics of electricity and magnetism.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

C-ID PHYS 210 (PHYC4B + 4BL); C-ID PHYS 200S (PHYC 4A + 4AL+ 4B + 4BL +4C + 4CL + 4D + 4DL)

PHYC 4CL, Waves and Thermodynamics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4BL; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4C

Third laboratory course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in sound, waves, electrical oscillations, thermodynamics, geometrical optics, and physical optics.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHYC 4CL, Waves and Thermodynamics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4BL; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4C

Third laboratory course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in sound, waves, electrical oscillations, thermodynamics, geometrical optics, and physical optics.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

C-ID PHYS 200S (PHYC 4A + 4AL + 4B + 4BL + 4C + 4CL + 4D + 4DL)

PHYC 4DL, Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: PHYC 4B and PHYC 4BL COREQ.: PHYC 4D ADVISE: MATH 110C; completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYC 4C and PHYC 4CL

Last laboratory course in a calculus-based four semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in modern physics, including the Michelson interferometer, photoelectric effect, longitudinal laser modes, Zeeman effect, and atomic spectra.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Required of physics, chemistry, and engineering majors planning to transfer to the University of California, or into other engineering or physical science transfer programs.

PHYC 4DL, Modern Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
Lab-52.5

PREREQ: PHYC 4BL; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: PHYC 4D

Last laboratory course in a calculus-based four-semester sequence. Core topics include experiments in modern physics, including the Michelson interferometer, photoelectric effect, longitudinal laser modes, Zeeman effect, and atomic spectra.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable