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PH 280 - Physics for Science & Engineering I


Credit Hours: 4.5

A calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include measurements, vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, conservation laws, collisions, rotational motion, equilibrium of a rigid body, elasticity, oscillations, gravitation and fluid mechanics.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • use the basic laws of physics to explain and model a physical situation;
  • use mathematical skills and techniques including calculus to solve problems;
  • write comprehensive answers to qualitative questions; and
  • explain how the physical laws pertain to technology, society and the environment.


Prerequisites: MT 181
Concurrent Registration: PH 281
F/S (C, N, S)