John Griffith, Ph.D.

Faculty Chair - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 206

480-461-7320

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Classes Taught

Summer 2024

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
15379

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Closed

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 15379 Students registering for this section will need to have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone. A mobile device will not be sufficient to complete the activities in this section.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 15379 Students may contact instructor at: john.griffith@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15379 must also register for .

15380

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Closed

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 15380 Students may contact instructor at: john.griffith@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15380 must also register for .

Fall 2024

PHY112 General Physics II 4 Credits

Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY111.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14123

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

21 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 14123 This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community College may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

Class 14123 Students may contact instructor at: john.griffith@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14123 must also register for .

14124

Live Online

Live Online
Lab
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

21 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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.

Students may contact instructor at: john.griffith@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14124 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
14134
Dobson Campus

PS108 - Physical Science/Engin

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14134 must also register for .

15309
Dobson Campus

PS108 - Physical Science/Engin

In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15309 must also register for .

14135
Dobson Campus

PS108 - Physical Science/Engin

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14135 must also register for .

15310
Dobson Campus

PS108 - Physical Science/Engin

In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15310 must also register for .

MCC directories are not to be used for commercial or political solicitation of college employees by mail, email or telephone. MCC treats all student information as confidential.