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Physics 220 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers: The Mechanics of Solids and Fluids - David Michaels

Course:Physics for Scientists & Engineers: The Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Professor:David Michaels
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week



• This hybrid course is equivalent to the lecture-based class; an identically transferable course.

• This course is UC/CSU Transferable and meets the AA/AS Degree

Course Description

  • First semester of calculus-based physics for scientists and engineers, covering topics in mechanics of solids and fluids.
  • Identical course to in-class lecture section with online lecture material.  
  • Presents a calculus-based introductory study of particle and rigid body statics and dynamics, vibrational motion, and fluid mechanics.

What to Expect in this Course

• This is a hybrid course:

  • Weekly labs are in the physical classsroom.
  • Weekly in-class and online HW
  • Exams will take place during lab time in the physical classsroom.
  • All lecture material and assignments (lecture notes, videos, HW, etc..) for this hybrid course is found online on the Canvas course webpages.  You will be using the course webpages on Canvas every week--you should be logging into Canvas at least three times a week.  A tremendous amount of multimedia resources are available for you; multimedia lectures, problem solving videos, and various animations are posted for each week's material.  Expectation that you are regularly watching the posted videos, using the various resources available to you, 



Types of Assessments

• Examinations will be held in the lab room.

• Weekly MasteringPhysics homework,

• Weekly lab assignments and groupwork

Textbook Information

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with MasteringPhysics 4th ed.

➡ Loose-leaf packaged option is the cheapest.

• Required: Purchase of Mastering Physics for homework (if not already packaged with the text).  An ebook of the text can also be purchased through MasteringPhysics, as an option.


  • Required: Purchase the 220 Hybrid ILL Book before the first lab. Available at the bookstore.

Other Relevant Course Information

• A mandatory orientation will take place during the first hour of the first lab.

• Required: review all posted lecture and video material in preparation for the first lab.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

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You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 01/25/2022 Sub#: 1246