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how to get the books
You can buy the book from the FC Bookstore, or download it for free from this web site. You'll also need to download the lab manual and print it out. I'm the author of the book. I do not receive any royalty from sales of the book. You can choose to download the book for free and print it yourself, but you typically don't save any significant amount of money that way, and what you get is a big, thick, unbound stack of single-sided output.
free books for math review
trig: Corral, Trigonometry
calculus: Robbin and Angenent, First-Semester Calculus
about the class
The Physics 205/206 and 210/211 sequences are intended for biology majors. If you're an engineering major, you should be in Physics 221. If you just need a gen ed class, you should be in Physics 130.
Physics 205/206 satisfies your physics requirement if you're a biology major transferring to a Cal State. The prerequisites for 205 are Math 141 (precalculus) and Math 142 (trig).
Physics 210/211 satisfies your physics requirement if you're a biology major transferring to a UC (or a Cal State). The prerequisites for 210 are Math 141 (precalculus) and Math 142 (trig), and the corequisite is Math 150A (calculus).
Information about other schools and programs:
- UC Berkeley Optometry and Ketchum University (formerly Southern California College of Optometry) will take 205/206 or 210/211. You also need to take a semester of calculus, but you don't need a calculus-based physics course.
- Chapman wants 210 as a prerequisite for DPT, and also as a graduation requirement for environmental science. For their biology majors, they want 210/211.
- Western University's dental school will take 205/206 or 210/211.
- For engineering technology (not a straight engineering degree), you may need 210.
- Computer science departments at UC may want 221.
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