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PHY 101 - General Physics I

Prerequisites: High School or college algebra and trigonometry or permission of the Department. Successful completion of all remedial English and remedial Reading requirements.

Description: An introductory study of Physics designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, circular motion and gravitation, work and energy, impulse and momentum, simple harmonic motion, temperature, heat, and thermodynamics. The topics will be developed analytically and experimentally. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 102 - General Physics II

Prerequisites: High School or college algebra and trigonometry, PHY 101 or equivalent, or the permission of the Department. Successful completion of all remedial English and remedial Reading requirements.

Description: A continuation of the introductory study of Physics designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical (wave) optics, and selected topics in modern physics. The topics will be developed analytically and experimentally. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 110 - Physics for Electronic Technology

Description: Pre-requisites: MAT 117 The course emphasizes an overview of the physical laws underlying selected topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics, and modern physics. The laboratory component involves exercises that are illustrative of physical principles in these areas as well as methods of observation, measurement and data analysis. Laptop computer required. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 120 - Physics for Educators

Prerequisites: Students must have a working knowledge of Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent.

Description: This course studies natural phenomena and everyday life. Covering the fundamental laws and principles of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, sound and light, it provides a basic knowledge of the evolution of physical laws and the underlying concepts that are rapidly changing the way we live. The course material is developed descriptively and demonstrated experimentally. It includes student investigations in recitation and in lab to emphasize the experimental nature of science. Investigations will also be performed using computer software and the internet. The course will also include preparation of lesson plans, grading practices and hands-on experience in the presentation of materials. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 122 - Mechanics and Hydraulics

Prerequisites: Designed for students in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and the Sciences.

Description: An introduction to mechanics: fundamental laws of statics, dynamics, kinematics, work, energy, power and momentum. Applied problems are an integral part of the course. (5 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 123 - Heat and Sound

Prerequisites: PHY 122.

Corequisites: MAT 123.

Description: An introduction to the topics of rotational kinematics and dynamics, elasticity, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, harmonic motion, waves, sound, and thermodynamics. Applied problems are an integral part of this course. (5 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fees apply. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI, ASC Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 151 - Physics Science and Math I

Description: Concurrent Prereq: MAT 122. The first semester of a two-term survey course for students who intend to study Science, Mathematics or Computer Science at four-year institutions that require a calculus-based approach to physics. The topics covered during the first term are mechanics and thermodynamics. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 152 - Physics Science and Math II

Prerequisites: MAT 122 and PHY 151 or permission of Department.

Description: The second half of a calculus-based physics survey course. The topics covered are wave phenomena, electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 222 - Electricity and Magnetism

Prerequisites: PHY 123.

Description: An introduction to the basic theory of electric and magnetic forces and energy associated with electric charge; electric and magnetic properties of matter, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave properties of light. Emphasis is given to a rigorous mathematical formulation of physical principles, solution of problems, and practical applications of electric circuits in the laboratory. (5 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSC. Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

PHY 223 - Introduction to Modern Physics

Prerequisites: MAT 225.

Description: A survey of 20th-century theories of the atom, the nucleus, relativity, quantum properties of waves and particles, wave mechanics, spectra of hydrogen and other atoms, x-rays, the uncertainty principle, radioactive decay, conservation laws in radioactivity, transmutations. Stress is placed on basic principles rather than on applications. (5 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSC. Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech