Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Fluids, Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics

Course Description

This is an introductory studies course in static and dynamic fluids, mechanical and non-mechanical waves, geometrical and physical optics, heat, and the laws of thermodynamics.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
44389 PHYS 4C 2Z MTWRF·· 09:30 AM-10:20 AM Ronald Francis ONLINE
··W···· 10:30 AM-01:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

PHYS-004C-02Z:This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and lab 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

6 Units
Five hours lecture, three hours laboratory (96 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


PHYS 4B; MATH 1D or MATH 1DH (may be taken concurrently).
EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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