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Course Descriptions

PHY 141 - Radiographic Physics

This course has been deactivated and no longer offered at MCC

3 Credits

An introductory course in electricity, magnetism, and radiation physics, stressing the basic principles underlying the operation of x-ray equipment and auxiliary devices. Topics will include AC and DC circuits, electromagnetism, electronics, production and detection of x-rays, and x-ray machine circuitry.

Prerequisite: XRT 111

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)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the scientific method as it applies to measurements, analysis, and problem solving.
2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques to problem solving.
3. State the fundamental principles of electrical engineering as relevant to radiologic equipment.
4. Discuss the physical nature of x-rays.
5. Describe the processes that produce x-rays in radiological equipment.
6. Demonstrate competency with basic lab instruments.
7. Differentiate between good and bad data.
8. Write a reasonable conclusion for a laboratory experiment.

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024