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.

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


Fall 2019 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Nov 18, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P



Fall 2019 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Oct 17, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Nov 4, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



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

*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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