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