Concepts of Physics

Course Description

This course explores the fundamental concepts of physics as applied to everyday phenomena from a limited mathematical perspective emphasizing verbal logic, critical analysis, and rational thought. The history of the scientific procedure as an interplay between theory and experimentation will be analyzed. Students will critically evaluate the role of scientific discovery in the success and development of technology.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
02083 PHYS 10 01Z MTWRF·· 12:30 PM-01:20 PM Sean Fraser ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

PHYS-010.-01Z:Fully ONLINE. This class meets each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

5 Units
Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


(See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.) Prerequisite: MATH 109, 114, 130 or equivalent; or a qualifying score on the Intermediate Algebra Placement Test. Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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