Nyack College Physics Department
Introduction to Astronomy is an algebra-based introduction to the science of astronomy, designed to give the student an appreciation for the size and complexity of the universe. Topics covered include the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy and the large-scale structure of the universe. Particular emphasis will be placed on reconciling the current understanding of cosmology with Biblical accounts. A laboratory session is required.
Covers classical physics that includes mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. Modern concepts such as quantum physics will also be discussed. Students will engage in experiments that demonstrate the concepts discussed in lectures using various equipment and the computer.
The second of a two-semester sequence, providing a general introduction to physics. Covers electromagnetism and modern physics using precalculus methods. The course has three hours of classroom time and three hours of lab per week. (Prerequisite: MAT 231 Pre-Calculus, PHY 121). Note: There are lab fees for these courses.
An introduction to astronomy, physics, and earth science. A hands-on approach will be used to prepare students for science instruction in the elementary school. Childhood Education majors only.