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Course Descriptions

PHY 120 - Physics for Non-Majors Laboratory

1 Credit

A laboratory course to supplement class lectures in PHY 121. Exercises will cover motion, Newton's Laws, energy, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Computers will be used extensively to collect and analyze data, process video images, and run simulations.

NOTE: This course meets SUNY General Education Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) SUNY-NSCI requirements when both PHY 120 and PHY 121 are successfully completed.

Prerequisites: PHY 121 may be taken concurrently or previously completed.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

*NOTE: This course only meets SUNY General Education requirements when both PHY 120 and PHY 121 are successfully completed.*

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate competency with basic lab instruments.
2. Differentiate between good and bad data.
3. Construct a rudimentary hypothesis.
4. Write a reasonable conclusion for a laboratory experiment.
5. Explain the answer to a physics question using physics concepts and deductive/inductive reasoning.
6. Predict the outcome of an experiment using physics concepts and deductive reasoning.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024