Clackamas Community College

Physics (PH)

PH-121  Astronomy  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

A lab course including the history of astronomy, the Earth and moon, all planets in our solar system, along with asteroids, meteors and comets.

Prerequisites: MTH-065 or MTH-098 with a C or better or placement in MTH-095
Prerequisites: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098
  
PH-122  General Astronomy  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

A lab course including the properties of our sun, other stars and stellar evolution.

Prerequisites: PH-121 or GS-107  
PH-123  General Astronomy  
4 credits, Spring  

A lab course including star clusters, the properties of our own galaxy, the other galaxies and cosmology.

Prerequisites: PH-122  
PH-150  Preparatory Physics  
3 credits, Spring  

This course is intended for students who have not completed high-school physics, but are intending to take either PH-201 or PH-211. Students will develop reasoning skills, and learn problem-solving strategies, measurement units, graph interpretation, and basic physics definitions needed for their General Physics courses.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH-112 or placement in MTH-251  
PH-201  General Physics  
5 credits, Fall  

A lab course covering vectors, motion, kinematics, forces and Newton's laws, gravity, the conservation laws for momentum and energy, rotational motion, and oscillations.

Prerequisites: WRD-090 with a C or better or placement in WRD-098
Prerequisites: MTH-112 or placement in MTH-251
Recommended: A year of high-school physics or PH-150
  
PH-202  General Physics  
5 credits, Winter  

A lab course covering electricity, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and electromagnetic radiation.

Prerequisites: PH-201  
PH-203  General Physics  
5 credits, Spring  

A lab course covering thermodynamics, fluids, waves, geometrical optics, wave optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: PH-202  
PH-211  General Physics With Calculus  
5 credits, Fall  

A lab course covering vectors, motion, kinematics, forces and Newton's laws, gravity, conservation laws for momentum and energy, rotational motion, and oscillations.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH-252
Prerequisite or Corequisite: WRD-090 with a C or better or placement in WRD-098
Recommended: MTH-254. A year of high-school physics or PH-150
  
PH-212  General Physics With Calculus  
5 credits, Winter  

A lab course covering electricity, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and electromagnetic radiation.

Prerequisites: MTH-252 and PH-211
Recommended: MTH-254
  
PH-213  General Physics With Calculus  
5 credits, Spring  

A lab course covering thermodynamics, fluids, waves, geometrical optics, wave optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: PH-212