Course Descriptions

PHY 145 - College Physics I

4 Credits

An introductory course in classical mechanics at the mathematical level of intermediate algebra and trigonometry. Intended for transfer students seeking a laboratory science elective and for those in life science and pre-professional programs. Topics include vectors, translational and rotational kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and simple harmonic motion. Available both fall and spring, and summer. Three class hours, two laboratory hours, one conference hour. (SUNY-NS)

Prerequisite: Either MTH 140 or MTH 165 taken concurrently or previously completed.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Solve a 2-step vector problem using trigonometry.
2. Solve a 2-step 1-D kinematics problem using algebra.
3. Solve a 2-step Newton's laws of motion problem for a new physical situation using algebra.
4. Solve a 1-step work and energy problem using algebra.
5. Solve a 3-step impulse and momentum problem using trigonometry.
6. Solve a 1-step rotational kinematics problem using algebra.
7. Solve a 3-step rotational statics and dynamics problem for a new physical situation using algebra.
8. Solve a 1-step simple harmonic motion problem using algebra.
9. Demonstrate competency with lab instruments.
10. Differentiate between valid and invalid data.
11. Write a conclusion for a laboratory experiment.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018