Course Descriptions

Principles of Physics I and LAB – PHYS 2211K


Principles of Physics I and Laboratory is a 4 semester credit hour introductory course which will include material such as mechanics, thermodynamics and waves. Elementary differential calculus will be used.

Students enrolling in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credits.

Important Lab Information (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 only)

This course has a laboratory component that requires specific materials. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to obtain the materials as soon as possible.

To acquire the necessary materials for the labs:

  1. Gather your own materials – approximately $30.00
  • Price does not include sales tax, shipping and handling.

Name Office Phone Email
Badr Abdalla South Georgia State College
Sanjeev Arora Fort Valley State University
Amy Battles Georgia Gwinnett College
Samantha Blair Dalton State University
Michael Braswell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Kwaichow Chan University of North Georgia
Juan Gomez Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Sanjay Prabhakar Gordon State College
Skanda Vivek Georgia Gwinnett College
Yelena White EGC
Christopher Wozny Dalton State College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

This course requires specific lab materials. You can obtain these materials on your own. Be sure to check the lab material list for all necessary materials

Students will not be allowed to stay in the course without lab materials unless a different arrangement has been made with the instructor.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the laws and concepts associated with physics by solving word problems.
  • Perform simple laboratories and reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Write clear, concise laboratory reports.
  • Represent data graphically by hand and computer.
  • Unit 1: Measurement and Vectors
    • Lesson 1 - Measurement
    • Lesson 2 - Vectors
  • Unit 2: Kinematics
    • Lesson 3 - One-dimensional Motion
    • Lesson 4 - Two-dimensional Motion
  • Unit 3: Dynamics
    • Lesson 5 - Newton's Laws of Motion
    • Lesson 6 - Applications of Newton's Laws
  • Unit 4: Vibrations and Waves
    • Lesson 7 - Vibrational Motion
    • Lesson 8 - Wave Motion
  • Unit 5: Conservation Laws
    • Lesson 9 - Work and Energy
    • Lesson 10 - Impulse and Momentum
  • Unit 6: Rotational Motion
    • Lesson 11 - Static Equilibrium
    • Lesson 12 - Rotational Motion
  • Unit 7: Thermodynamics
    • Lesson 13 - The First Law
    • Lesson 14 - The Second Law

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Participation & Discussions - 9%
  • Homework - 20%
  • Challenge Questions - 5%
  • Labs - 20%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam -15%
  • Final Exam - 10%

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