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PHY 101 Introduction to Physics (3-2) 4 hrs.

An introductory course in physics for students who have not had high school physics, designed for non-science majors as well as those who plan to take College Physics or General Physics. Emphasizes measurement, mechanics and heat and includes selected topics from sound, light, electricity, and magnetism as they relate to our daily lives. Prerequisite: DST 042 with a grade of 'C+' or better or placement into Math Level 1 or higher. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 105 Physics of Sound (3-2) 4 hrs.

An introductory course in physics for students who have not had high school physics, designed for non-science majors. This is a required course for music majors as well as Music Recording Technology majors. Emphasizes: Scientific method, measurement, laboratory proficiency: and includes some selected topics form motion, waves, sound production and detection, musical instruments, standing waves as they relate to our daily lives. This fulfills the laboratory science requirements for non-science degrees. Prerequisite: DST 042 with a grade of 'C+' or better or placement into Math Level 1 or higher. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 108 Applied Physics I (3-2-1) 4 hrs.

Applied Physics I is the first of two course sequence in physics required for students pursuing AAS degree in Instrumentation and Control Technologies geared towards careers in high-tech industries. Students are introduced to the elements of Kinematics, Dynamics, Energetics, Momentum, Rigid Bodies, Fluids and Thermodynamics, in context of technological systems using contemporary computational modeling, data acquisition and analysis. The incoming student must have a good grounding in high school algebra, with some exposure to trigonometry desired but not required. Preparation at the level of high school Physics or PHY 101 is strongly recommended. May not be substituted for PHY 118, PHY 119, PHY 151, or PHY 152. Co-requisite: MAT 145 F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 109 Applied Physics II (3-2-1) 4 hrs.

Applied Physics II is the second of a two course sequence in physics required for students pursuing AAS degree in Instrumentation and Control Technologies. Students are introduced to Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, DC Circuits, Magnetic Force and Sources, Faraday’s Law, Resonance in AC Circuits, Electromagnetic Waves and Optics in context of technological systems using contemporary computational modeling, data acquisition and analysis. May not be substituted for PHY 118, PHY 119, PHY 151 or PHY 152. MAT 145, PHY 108. Corequisite: MAT 152. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 118 College Physics I (3-2-1) 4 hrs.

First semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students seeking a laboratory science elective, life science students and those in the engineering technologies. This course is a t the mathematical level of intermediate algebra and trigonometry. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, force laws, energy, momentum, conservation principles, gravity, and rotational motion. PHY 101 or high school Physics is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: MAT 145 with a grade of 'C' or better or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 119 College Physics II (3-2-1) 4 hrs.

Second semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students seeking a laboratory science elective, life science students and those in the engineering technologies. This course is at the mathematical level of intermediate algebra and trigonometry. Topics include waves, electromagnetism and optics. Prerequisites: PHY 118 with a grade of 'C' or better and MAT 145 with a grade of 'C' or better or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 151 General Physics I (3-3) 4 hrs.

First semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, professional programs which require calculus based physics. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, force laws, energy, momentum, conservation principles, gravity, and rotational motion. PHY 101 or high school Physics with a grade of 'C' or better is strongly recommended. Prerequisites: MAT 271 with a grade of 'C' or better. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 152 General Physics II (3-3) 4 hrs.

Second semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, professional programs which require calculus based physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, waves, AC and DC circuits, optics, and limited topics in thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MAT 272 with a grade of 'C' or better and PHY 151 with a grade of 'C' or better. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 245 Physics of Animation (3-2) 4 hrs.

A truly immersive experience must have underpinning of how things behave under real world conditions -- hence the need for physics of animation. In this course the techniques from geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and pre-calculus will be integrated with the motion of objects (kinematics), and the role of forces (dynamics). Realistic collisions, deformation, oscillations and waves will be addressed using the concepts of momentum conservation and energy transfer. Physics of sources (light, sound) will be integrated with the physics of perception to elucidate the immersive experience of videogames. Physics of complex aggregates and feedback loops (fractals, fragmentation, turbulence, chaos, and cellular automata) will be used to enhance simulation of the nature. The laboratory exercises will consist of observation of real systems integrated with simulations. Prerequisites: MAT 152, PHY 118, CSC 115, CSC 190. Recommended co-requisites: CSC 200, MAT 220. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


PHY 253 Physics III: Waves and Modern Physics (3-3) 4 hrs.

The continuation of the General Physics sequence. Topics include wave equation, electromagnetic radiation, interference, diffraction, relativity, and introduction to quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: PHY 152 and MAT 273.Corequisite: MAT 274 or permission of instructor. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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