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Course Descriptions

PHY 131 - Applied Physics I

4 Credits

An introductory course in physics at an intermediate mathematical level. Appropriate for non-science majors and those in the engineering technologies. Topics to include statics, dynamics, mechanical work and energy, conservation of momentum, and rotational dynamics.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 140 or MTH 165 taken concurrently or previously completed OR MTH 152 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 1-step vector problem using elementary trigonometry.
2. Solve a 1-step 2-D kinematics problem using elementary trigonometry.
3. Solve a 2-step Newton's laws of motion problem using algebra.
4. Solve a 1-step work and energy problem using algebra.
5. Solve a 1-step simple machines problem for a new physical situation using algebra.
6. Solve a 1-step impulse and momentum problem using algebra.
7. Solve a 1-step rotational kinematics problem using algebra.
8. Solve a 2-step rotational statics and dynamics problem using algebra.
9. Demonstrate competency with basic lab instruments.
10. Differentiate between good and bad data.
11. Write a conclusion for a laboratory experiment.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023