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PHY 105 - Automotive Physics

4 Credits

The objective of this course is to provide automotive technicians with an understanding of the physical principles that apply to the automotive systems that they must maintain and repair. Topics will include mechanics, gases, fluids, heat transfer, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and electronics. Proper use of measurement equipment and data acquisition systems will be stressed.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Automotive Technology Program Coordinator.

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

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

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the physical principles that govern the function of common automotive components.
2. Explain how automotive components function using physical concepts.
3. Solve for an unknown variable in a word problem involving a physical concept related to an automotive component or system.
4. Accurately record data using physics equipment.
5. Perform an experiment.
6. Assemble a mechanical apparatus.
7. Measure the electrical properties of circuitry.
8. Perform precise calculations using experimental data.
9. Draw conclusions from experimental results.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023