# Course Descriptions

## PHY 154 - General Physics I

**4 Credits**

An introductory course in classical mechanics and waves using calculus. The course is intended primarily for transfer students pursuing computer science and pre-professional programs that require the study of physics using calculus. Offered only during the summer session. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS)

Prerequisite: MTH 210 completed prior to beginning PHY 154.

**Course Learning Outcomes**

1. Solve a 2-step vector problem using trigonometry and algebra.

2. Solve a 2-step 2-D kinematics problem that requires a symbolic solution.

3. Solve a 3-step Newton's laws of motion problem for a new physical situation using calculus.

4. Solve a 2-step work and energy problem using algebra.

5. Solve a 3-step impulse and momentum problem using trigonometry and algebra.

6. Solve a 2-step special relativity problem for a new physical situation using algebra.

7. Solve a 2-step rotational kinematics problem using calculus.

8. Solve a 2-step oscillations problem that requires a symbolic solution.

9. Solve a 2-step mechanical waves problem using trigonometry and algebra.

10. Solve a 2-step superposition and standing waves problem using trigonometry and algebra.

11. Solve a 2-step fluid mechanics problem for a new physical situation using algebra.

12. Solve a 2-step temperature and the kinetic theory of gases problem that requires a symbolic solution.

13. Demonstrate competency with lab instruments.

14. Differentiate between good and bad data.

15. Evaluate data using error analysis.

16. Write a hypothesis for a laboratory experiment.

17. Write a conclusion for a laboratory experiment.

18. Design an experiment.

Course Offered Summer only

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Fall Semester 2018