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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 algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical 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 Listing See ALL Quarters
    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
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *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.