PHYSICS

The Physics program provides curriculum concerned with the properties of matter and energy, their interactions and transformations. The Physics program includes both major and non-major courses. The following is a sample of career options available for physics. Most require a baccalaureate degree, and some require a graduate degree: air pollution operations, consumer safety officer, engineer, teacher, astrophysicist and physicist. An associate degree is not available in physics.

Associate in Science Degree: Physics for Transfer

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students are required to complete:
A. a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
B. 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
C. No more than 60 semester units are required.
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AS-T in Physics. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to:
Reason conceptually and logically about physical phenomena using scientific models involving the fundamental physics principles of kinematics, kinetics, energy conservation, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, optics, and modern physics.

Utilize appropriate instruments to measure and examine examples of physics phenomena and relate the results of experimental data to the concepts discussed in the lecture portion of the class.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 27
 

    Units
PHYSIC-220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4.0
PHYSIC-221 Physics for Scientist & Engineers: Electricity & Magnetism 4.0
PHYSIC-222 Physics for Scientist & Engineers: Wave Motion, Heat, Optics & Modern Physics 4.0
MATH-211 Calculus I 5.0
MATH-212 Calculus II 5.0
MATH-213 Calculus III 5.0


PHYSIC 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: MATH-070

An introductory survey course in classical and modern physics: motion, gravity, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics. For non-science majors.


PHYSIC 110 GENERAL PHYSICS I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MATH-102

Introduces the mechanics of solids and fluids, heat and wave motion. Designed for students majoring in the life sciences or any other major requiring a non-calculus-based physics course. UC credit limitation: PHYSICS 110-111, and 20-221-222 combined, maximum credit one series.


PHYSIC 111 GENERAL PHYSICS II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: PHYSIC-110

Introduces electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Designed for students majoring in the life sciences or any other major requiring a non-calculus-based physics course. UC credit limitation: PHYSICS 110-111 and 220-221- 222 combined, maximum credit one series.


PHYSIC 220 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND FLUIDS
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MATH-211

Presents a calculus-based introductory study of particle and rigid body statics and dynamics, vibrational motion, and fluid mechanics.


PHYSIC 221 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: PHYSIC-220 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in MATH-212.

Presents electric and magnetic fields, circuit theory and electromagnetic induction.


PHYSIC 222 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: WAVE MOTION, HEAT, OPTICS, AND MODERN PHYSICS
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: PHYSIC 220 and MATH-211.

Heat, introduction to thermodynamics and kinetic theory, wave motion and sound, geometric and physical optics, and an introduction to modern physics. UC credit limitation: PHYSICS 110-111 and 220-221-222 combined, maximum credit one series.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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