Physics Minor

Lower Division Requirements

Select a two-semester sequence from the following

PHY201 Physics for Engineers I w/ Lab
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This course covers topics such as units, vectors, motion (in one, two and three dimensions), Newton's laws of motion, work, kinetic and potential energy, momentum, impulse, collisions, conservation laws, dynamics of rotational motion, equilibrium, gravitation, and periodic motion. 6 hours per week of inquiry-based instruction. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: MAT 145, 245 or a B or better in EGR 182. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

PHY201-B
Chediak, Juan A.
09/06/2016 T 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-A
Chediak, Juan A.
09/06/2016 M 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-C
Stewart, Kyle R.
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-F
Chediak, Juan A.
01/11/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 122
PHY201-D
Campbell, Melvin D.
01/11/2017 M 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-A
Chediak, Juan A.
01/11/2017 M 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-C
Campbell, Melvin D.
01/11/2017 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-E
Chediak, Juan A.
01/11/2017 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 122
PHY201-B
Stewart, Kyle R.
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 122
PHY201-A
Chediak, Juan A.
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122

PHY203 Physics for Engineers II w/ Lab
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This course covers topics such as fluids, temperature and ideal gas, electric charge and field, Gauss's Law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance and electromotive force, direct-current circuits, magnetic field and force, Ampere's and Faraday's laws, electromagnetic induction, inductance, alternating current circuits, and electromagnetic waves. 6 hours per week of inquiry-based instruction. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: PHY 201. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

PHY203-B
Chediak, Juan A.
09/06/2016 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 121
PHY203-A
Buchholz, James R
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 121
PHY203-A
Buchholz, James R
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 121
PHY203-C
Sill, Michael R.
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM James Complex 121

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PHY214 Physics for Scientist I w/lab
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A study of mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves, sound, and the mathematical methods of physics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or 245, and a passing score on a mathematics assessment exam. (4 units; Fall)

PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
09/06/2016 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
PHY214-C
Buchholz, James R
09/06/2016 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
PHY214-B
Buchholz, James R
09/06/2016 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
05/08/2017 TR 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122

PHY224 Physics for Scientist II w/lab
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A continuation of PHY 214, including a study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics topics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: PHY 214. (4 units; Spring)

PHY224-B
Buchholz, James R
01/11/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A111
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A111
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
07/03/2017 TR 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 121

Upper Division Requirements

PHY310 Waves and Optics with Lab
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An advanced study of waves and optics, with explicit investigation into mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Topics include (but are not limited to): simple harmonic motion, superposition, dampening, forced oscillations, beats, elasticity, coupling, normal modes, polarization, constructive and destructive interference, single and double slit interference, diffraction gratings, lenses, ray optics, geometric optics, physical optics, beams, and Doppler effect. The course is a very lab intensive class taught in a semi inquiry-based manner. The class and lab are heavily integrated; 3-hours lecture, 3-hours lab. Additional lab fee. Prerequsite: PHY203 or 224. (4 units; Spring)

PHY310-A
Buchholz, James R
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM James Complex 122

PHY320 Modern Physics
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An advanced study of modern physics theories. Topics include (but not limited to): relativity, photons, photoelectric effect, the Bohr-model, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Compton scattering, de Broglie waves, wave particle duality, wave packets, Schroedinger’s equation, nuclear models, decay and reactions, Rutherford scattering. 4-hours lecture. Prerequisite: PHY 203 or 224; PHY 310 recommended. (4 units; Fall)

PHY320-A
Stewart, Kyle R.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 127

Upper Division Electives

Complete four (4) additional upper division units in Physics.

PHY301 Astronomy II
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The main focus of the course is on complex concepts from extra-solar astrophysics (astronomy outside of our solar system), including star formation, stellar evolution, supernova and stellar remnants, black holes, galaxy formation, dark matter, the large-scale structure of the universe, and the Creation of the universe. The purpose of this course is to provide a broad baseline of conceptual understanding. Student will also learn how to analyze and understand new discoveries in astronomy as they are related directly to the professional astronomical community, in addition to understanding astronomy articles that are presented through more mainstream media. Prerequisite(s): PHY113, 201, or 214. (3 units)

PHY301-A
Stewart, Kyle R.
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B220

PHY301L Astronomy II Lab
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This laboratory course focuses on studying the laws of physics related to astronomy. It is intended as an upper division general education course in astronomy. The purpose of this course is to give a broad experiential understanding of the process of analyzing data from telescopes, integrating real astronomical data with astronomical concepts such as the expansion of the universe and supernova explosion. Additional lab fee. Co-requisite: PHY 301. (1 unit)

PHY301L-A
Stewart, Kyle R.
01/11/2017 W 3:45 PM - 6:30 PM James Complex 121

PHY305 Physics of Semiconductors
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An introduction to the underlying mechanism and the physical operation of semiconductor devices. This includes discussion of material properties, energy band theory, carrier behavior, and electronic transport. We’ll apply this to understanding pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors and field-effect transistors. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: MAT343, PHY203 or 224.(4 units; As offered)