General Introductory Physics

Course Description

An elementary study of the basic physical laws describing the motion of bodies. Includes the study of oscillations, waves, and sound. Applications to everyday physical phenomena in problem solving using verbal logic, critical thinking, and mathematics. In the laboratory, explore experimental scientific procedures by comparing theoretical models to classic experiments using standard measurement techniques, basic uncertainty analysis, and graphical interpretations of data.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46703 PHYS 2A 03Z MTWR··· 09:30 AM-10:20 AM Sewan Fan ONLINE
·T····· 10:30 AM-01:20 PM Eduardo Luna

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-04-04 to 2022-06-24.

Footnote Information

PHYS-002A-03Z: This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and laboratory meet each week as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. 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. 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
Four hours lecture, three hours laboratory (84 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 1A or MATH 1AH (may be taken concurrently). Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273; PHYS 50.
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