John Griffith, Ph.D.

Chair: Physical Science

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Department Chair

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 206

480-461-7320

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM 

Notes: I am often in my office and available to help other times besides those listed, so please stop by. If you want to be guaranteed that I will be in my office at a time other than those listed as official office hours, drop me an email (john.griffith@mesacc.edu) and let's set up a time.

Really, I want you to come to my office! Office hours and Office appointments are a good place to come and get help on anything course related, whether it be for help with homework problems, clarifying concepts from class, questions about lab, etc. Please take advantage of these opportunities anytime you feel like you might be struggling a bit (or even if you just want to come by and chat!). It is always better to get help early rather than waiting; physics is a building block science, which means that each new topic typically depends on the previous topic. Holes in early conceptual understanding will continue to surface (and probably spread) as you need to use that information.

Classes Taught

Fall 2018

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 PHY131.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25502
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

25503
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Spring 2019

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
31790
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

31791
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

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 PHY131.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35469
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

35470
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
7:10 PM - 8:35 PM

Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

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