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Physics II

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Description: This is the second course of a two-term algebra-based sequence in general physics focusing on thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics will include, but not be limited to; kinetic theory of gasses, thermodynamic processes, waves, electric fields, flux and force, electricity, circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic interactions, induced currents, lenses and mirrors. Students will be able to apply physical laws and principles to practical problems relevant to several scientific fields. Furthermore, the student will understand how observation and experimentation create testable scientific theories and thus offer a strong foundation in problem solving strategies. Students will conduct experiments in lab and submit pre-lab and post-lab assignments describing the relevance of laboratory activities. The laboratory course compliments the theories and concepts discussed in lecture by utilizing hands-on examples.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: Physics I (PHYS211 and PHYS211L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 30
Total Units: 4

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

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Registration for this course includes lecture (PHYS216) and lab (PHYS216L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 1, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
Mar 30, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)

3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 credit hour On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 26, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
May 30, 2020 June 24, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
May 1, 2020 June 3, 2020 Fri 5:00P-9:30P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
August 3, 2020 August 26, 2020 Monday, Tuesday 1:00P-9:30P

 


Summer 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)

3 units Online class – 1 start date option

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jun 25, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time

 

1 unit Lab On-Campus – 1 start date option

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jul 27, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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