Heidi Van Tassell

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: RDM-PV Palo Verde - Room: 246

480-461-7008

480-654-7817 (alt)

Notices

  

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM8:30 AM - 9:30 AM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM  
    

Online

Office hours are currently being held Monday and Wednesday in my Red Mountain Office PV246.  Tuesday and Thursday my office hours are held on Southern & Dobson campus in PS-211.  I am available 10:00-11:00 am on Fridays Live online at  https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/hvantassell.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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.
It is highly 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. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29954
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29954 must also register for .
29385
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29385 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class. Students may contact instructor at vantassell@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29385 must also register for .
29955
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29955 must also register for .
29386
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29386 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class. Students may contact instructor at vantassell@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29386 must also register for .
PHY241 University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena 4 Credits
Heat, entropy, and laws of thermodynamics; wave propagation; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to special relativity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY116 or PHY131 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31078
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 31078 must also register for .
31079
Dobson Campus
PS106 - Physics Laboratory
In Person
Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 31079 must also register for .

Spring 2023

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.
It is highly 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. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30321
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30321 must also register for .
30322
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30322 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
29683
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29683 must also register for .
29764
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29764 must also register for .
PHY241 University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena 4 Credits
Heat, entropy, and laws of thermodynamics; wave propagation; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to special relativity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY116 or PHY131 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30841
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30841 must also register for .
30842
Dobson Campus
PS108 - Physical Science/Engin
In Person
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30842 must also register for .

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