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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. Also available summer.

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

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

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

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

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, Spring

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Intersession 2024
Spring Semester 2024