Course Number: 436/437
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.
This course is designed as an algebra-based, introductory college-level course that explores topics limited to Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, and power; mechanical wave sand sound, and introductory simple circuits. Students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills using inquiry-based investigations. Since the course requires a strong background in trigonometry, students will be required to complete a Trigonometry Boot Camp, an online review course of Trig, during the summer.
- Knight et al., College Physics: A Strategic Approach AP Edition, 4th Edition ©2019 with Mastering Physics with Pearson eText; 2015; ISBN-13: 9780134779218
Students are strongly encouraged to buy the text directly from Pearson.
To locate the book on their website, go to Pearson → enter school’s zip code (92116) → select OLP → enter ISBN
Level of Difficulty:
Estimated Homework Per Class:
Biology or Chemistry with an “A” OR Biology Honors or Chemistry Honors with a “B” or better AND
Algebra II AND
Completion of “Trig Boot Camp” over the summer.