Course content (honors)
- Homework and Assignments
- Free E-Textbook
- Lab Forms, Manuals and Safety
- Problems and Solutions
- Course Description
- CUNY and LaGuardia Links
- References: Physics and Astronomy OER
Homework and Assignments
Homework modules are being developed on MyOpenMath. MyOpenMath is a free, open source, online course management system for mathematics and other quantitative fields. Functions include randomizing questions, online tests, discussion forum, and automatic grading.
Enrolled students will receive information from the instructor to access their course.
SCP 231 MyOpenMath Homework Questions PDF
University Physics,” volume 1 is required. It is free to read online and download (PDF, Kindle). (Book URL: https://openstax.org/details/books/university-physics-volume-1)
Samuel J. Ling, William Moebs, and Jeff Sanny (2016). University Physics Volume 1. Houston, Texas : OpenStax. Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.
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Textbook problem solutions
To access OpenStax free ancillary resources, such as lecture slides and solutions to problems, create a free account for faculty or students.
Lab Handouts, Manuals and Safety
Forms and Safety for All Labs
- Laboratory Fitness and Health Consent Form (example from Chemistry)
- NS Laboratory Policy Handbook
- NS Laboratory Makeup Form
- NS Practical Exam Form for Students with Disability
- Microscope Diagram Key
- Lab Safety Website
(Source: LAGCC Natural Sciences Department)
The syllabus contains information on Course materials, Instructional Objectives, Grading Scheme and Standards, Homework Assignments, Attendance and other policies, Class schedule and instructors, and Laboratory requirements and experiments.
Fall 2021 SCP 231 Syllabus (to be added)
This is the first part of a two-part calculus-based physics sequence intended for students majoring in science, computer science or engineering. Topics covered include vectors, Newton’s laws, equilibrium, rectilinear motion, 2- dimensional motion, gravitation, Kepler’s laws, work and the work-energy theorem, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, fluids and heat. Laboratory exercises will use computers in conjunction with traditional equipment for problem solving, data collection, and analysis. Fulfills “Pathways: Flexible Core-Scientific World”. Prerequisites: ENA/ENG101, MAT2016. 4 credits; 6 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab)
Links to CUNY and LAGCC Sites and Resources
Some of the links require login credentials and can be accessed via MyLaGuardia.
- LAGCC Natural Sciences Department
- LAGCC library
- Academic Help/Tutoring and Academic Peer Instruction
- STEM Study Guide
- LAGCC ePortoflio
- Office of Assistive Technology (Students with Disabilities)
- Technology Resources LaGuardia
- MyLaGuardia for Students.
Physics and Astronomy Open Educational Resources
- Physics and Astronomy OER
- Ad Astra Undergraduate Research Newsletter
Ad Astra is a newsletter where faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College from different disciplines showcase their ongoing and latest research initiatives, scientific and academic accomplishments. Ad Astra presents snippets of new scientific findings, puzzles to challenge your brain and useful information about usual and unusual career paths and possibilities following graduation.