Heidi Van Tassell

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: RDM-PV Palo Verde - Room: 222

480-461-7008

480-654-7817 (alt)

Notices

  

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM10:45 AM - 12:00 PM10:45 AM - 12:00 PM10:45 AM - 12:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    By appointment

Office hours are currently being held Monday through Tursday in my Red Mountain Classroom PV105.   I am available 1-2pm on Fridays in my Southern & Dobson office PS-211.  My availability at Red Mountain campus on Friday is by appointment only.  Please email me with appointment requests.

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4 Credits
A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090, or higher level mathematics course, or eligibility for MAT120 or higher as indicated by appropriate placement.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23660
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lecture
08/26/2021 - 12/17/2021
Th
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone. Students may contact instructor at heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23660 must also register for .
23661
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lab
08/26/2021 - 12/17/2021
Th
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone. Students may contact instructor at heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23661 must also register for .
PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23662
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23662 must also register for .

23663
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23663 must also register for .
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4 Credits
Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220 or MAT221 or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23664
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23664 must also register for .

23665
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23665 must also register for .

Spring 2022

PHY101 Introduction to Physics 4 Credits
A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090, or higher level mathematics course, or eligibility for MAT120 or higher as indicated by appropriate placement.
It is strongly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Physics and Astronomy Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Go to https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps/physical-science-boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34690
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

18 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34690 Students must have access to their own computer, webcam and microphone.

Class 34690 Early College Academy Only

Class 34690 Students may contact instructor at: heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34690 must also register for .
34694
Dobson Campus
RDM P P105
Hybrid
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

18 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34694 Students must have access to their own computer, webcam and microphone.

Class 34694 Early College Academy Only

Class 34694 Students may contact instructor at: heidi.van.tassell@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34694 must also register for .
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics 4 Credits
Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220 or MAT221 or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29205
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

15 of 18
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29205 must also register for .
29297
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

15 of 18
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29297 must also register for .
PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4 Credits
Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT230 or MAT231 or permission of Department or Division and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29486
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29486 must also register for .
29487
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P105
In Person
Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29487 must also register for .

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