Mark Somers, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 221

480-461-7005

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM11:00 AM - 11:50 AM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM11:00 AM - 11:50 AM6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

Tuesday, Thursday Office hours are held in person at PS221 and via WebEx videoconference.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Office hours are held via WebEx videoconference at:

https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/msomers

Classes Taught

Spring 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
27419

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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.

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 27419 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27419 must also register for .

27849

Live Online

Live Online
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

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.

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 27849 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27849 must also register for .

27420

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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.

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 27420 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27420 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
32437

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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 32437 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

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.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 32437 must also register for .

32439

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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 32439 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

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.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 32439 must also register for .

Spring Flex Start 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
27427

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

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.

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 27427 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27427 must also register for .

Fall 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
14131

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

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.

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

Class 14131 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 14131 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class. Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14131 must also register for .

33210

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

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.

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

Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 33210 must also register for .

14132

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

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 14132 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14132 must also register for .

33211

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

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.

Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 33211 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
15902

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

18 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.

Class 15902 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 15902 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15902 must also register for .

14133

Live Online

Live Online
Lab
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

18 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 14133 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 14133 Students may contact instructor at: mark.somers@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14133 must also register for .

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