CRC19: Courses

PHYS 380 Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics

Units: 5

Hours: 72 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: PHYS 370 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC (PHYS 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421, 431 combined: maximum transfer credit of one series*; deduct credit for duplication of topics)

CID: C-ID PHYS 110; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S

This course, the second semester of the Introductory Physics sequence, is designed for students transferring to programs which require two semesters of calculus-based physics such as some life science and architecture programs. Material covered will include electrostatics, electrical circuits and devices, magnetism, light, and modern physics (including special relativity, quantum, atomic and nuclear physics). Basic calculus skills will be assumed in the derivation and application of physical principles.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 – evaluate a physical system for electromagnetic interactions, properly apply the laws of electricity and magnetism to physical systems, and integrate this into a Newtonian vision of the universe.