Welcome to Regents Physics, an introductory course in high school physics designed to prepare students for the New York State Board of Regents Physics Examination.
Key topics in the course include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and selected modern physics concepts.
Physical Science for Elementary Education Majors
An introduction to the scientific method and some major topics in physics, including forces and motion, energy, gravity, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. Hands-on activities and projects are an important part of this course which aims to prepare future educators to bring science activities into their classrooms. 3 lecture hours and 1 75-minute activity period.
Introductory physics designed specifically for ATEP majors and relevant to the experiences and activities of the sports medicine professional. The course is designed to increase understanding of motion and function of the human body and therapeutic techniques used when the body is not moving or functioning well. 3 lecture hours, 1 problem hour and 3 laboratory hours.
General Physics I
The first semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on mechanics. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the laws of motion of Galileo and Newton, the fundamentals of energy conservation, oscillatory motion, gravitation and orbital motion. Prerequisite or
General Physics II
The second semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on waves, light and electromagnetism. The course provides a calculus-based introduction to the properties of waves, geometric and wave optics, electric fields, basic electric circuits, and magnetism.
An introduction to modern physics. Topics include special relativity, quantum physics, waves and particles, and atomic and nuclear physics.
Introduction to basic electronic circuits and devices, with a major emphasis on solid state circuitry. Topics include AC-DC circuits and electrical measuring devices, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers and switching and timing devices.
Introduction to the analysis and synthesis of electronic circuits for signal processing, using passive elements as well as modern active devices including solid-state diodes and transistors. The design of both digital and analog circuitry will be discussed, and the applications and limitations of these circuits and devices will be addressed.
A study of the basic principles of mechanics applicable to rigid bodies in equilibrium, the kinematics and kinetics of particle motion and an application of these principles to the solution of a variety of practical and more complicated problems.