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2021-2022 Catalog [Archived] 
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PHYS 2A - General Physics

4 units
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: MATH 170  with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is part of a one-year algebra- and trigonometry-based survey of physics. Topics covered include kinematics, statics, dynamics, momentum, energy, rotation, gravitation and planetary motion, fluids, kinetic theory of gases, and thermodynamics. In addition, the course covers elasticity and vibration, wave motion, interference, standing waves, and sound.

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

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