Physics

PHY 121: GENERAL PHYSICS I

A general college physics course covering principles of mechanics, including kinematics, Newton's laws, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion and fluid statics. Three lecture hours plus weekly three-hour laboratory. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: Math B Regents exam with a minimum grade of 65 or MAT 184 or MAT132.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 122: GENERAL PHYSICS II

A continuation of PHY 121, beginning with the study of fluids then moving on to heat, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics. Three lecture hours plus weekly three-hour laboratory. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: PHY 121 or ENT 103 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 141: PHYSICS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS

This course is designed to introduce students to the physical laws and principles inherent in the study of mechanics, wave mechanics, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. There will be an emphasis placed on the following topics: vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, and wave optics. Dimensional analysis and problem solving will be stressed. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Pre-requisite: MAT 129.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Lab Science
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 151: ENGINEERING PHYSICS I

This is the first semester of a three-semester sequence. This course gives students who plan to major in either physics or engineering an understanding of physical concepts and their applications through the use of calculus. The laboratory is designed to teach basic experimental techniques and to verify physical concepts. PHY151 is primarily concerned with mechanics, including basic vector operations, kinematics, Newton’s Law, work, energy, conservation laws, and harmonic motion. List of pre-requisites: MAT 221 with a C or better and either PHY121 or one year of high school physics with a grade of 85 or better. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 222 strongly recommended. Note: Students must register for both lecture and lab

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 152: ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

PHY152 is the second semester of physics in the calculus-based physics sequence. This course gives students who plan to major in either physics or engineering a fundamental understanding of electric and magnetic principles with applications to simple circuits. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: PHY 151 with a grade of C or better and MAT 222 with a C or better.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 251: ENGINEERING PHYSICS III

Fluids, wave motion, sound, thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases and optics are studied. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisites: MAT 223 or concurrent enrollment therein, and PHY 152 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of physics or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to PHY 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to PHY 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PHY 907: CONV. IN MODERN PHYSICS

An introductory course of modern physics topics including relativity, wave particle duality, quantization of light and energy, etc. This course is for students who are interested in discussing and learning about these topics and their applications. Pre-requisites: MAT184 with a C or better and 1 year of high school physics or PHY121 with a C or better.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015