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Course Outline
PHYS 123
College Physics III

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60
AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]
Lecture Hours:40
Lab Hours:20

Description
This is part three of an algebrabased physics sequence intended for nonphysical science majors. Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics (relativity, structure of the atom, quantum theory, etc.). Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS 122. 
Intended Learning Outcomes
Learn the basic tenants of electricity and magnetism.
Learn the components and design of simple circuit.
Learn about geometric and physical optics.
Have the ability to solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to the above mentioned concepts.
If time allows  a general conceptual understanding of a select topic or two in modern physics. Topics may include: special relativity, modern theory of the structure of the atom and atomic nucleus, quantum ideas concerning the structure and behavior of matter.


Syllabi
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Course 
Year
Quarter

Item

Instructor 

PHYS 123 
Spring 2012 
1856 
Steve May 

PHYS 123 
Spring 2011 
1856 
Steve May 

PHYS 123 
Spring 2010 
1856 
Steve May 

PHYS 123 
Spring 2009 
1856 
Steve May 

PHYS 123 
Spring 2008 
1856 
Steve May 


Two Year Projected Schedule
Year
One* 
Year
Two** 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
Mini 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
Mini 


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*If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
**If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.

