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2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3A - General Physics with Calculus

5 units
4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Mathematics 160 or MATH 190  with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is part of a one-year general survey of the basic principles of physics including kinematics, dynamics, statics, momentum, energy, rotation, gravitation, and planetary motion. Elasticity, fluids, vibration, wave motion, sound, the kinetic theory of gases, and thermodynamics will also be discussed. This course is designed for life science majors requiring a calculus-based physics program.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Physics 3A, PHYS 3B  and PHYS 1A  PHYS 1B  PHYS 1C  PHYS 1D  and/or PHYS 2A  PHYS 2B  is one series.

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